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ArcGIS Blueprints

By : Donald Eric Pimpler, Eric Pimpler
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ArcGIS Blueprints

By: Donald Eric Pimpler, Eric Pimpler

Overview of this book

This book is an immersive guide to take your ArcGIS Desktop application development skills to the next level It starts off by providing detailed description and examples of how to create ArcGIS Desktop Python toolboxes that will serve as containers for many of the applications that you will build. We provide several practical projects that involve building a local area/community map and extracting wildfire data. You will then learn how to build tools that can access data from ArcGIS Server using the ArcGIS REST API. Furthermore, we deal with the integration of additional open source Python libraries into your applications, which will help you chart and graph advanced GUI development; read and write JSON, CSV, and XML format data sources; write outputs to Google Earth Pro, and more. Along the way, you will be introduced to advanced ArcPy Mapping and ArcPy Data Access module techniques and use data-driven Pages to automate the creation of map books. Finally, you will learn advanced techniques to work with video and social media feeds. By the end of the book, you will have your own desktop application without having spent too much time learning sophisticated theory.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
ArcGIS Blueprints
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

About the Reviewers

Chad Cooper has worked in the geographic information systems realm for 13 years in technician, analyst, and developer roles. He is currently a solutions engineer with Geographic Information Services, Inc. (http://www.gisinc.com/), where he works on a variety of projects for the state and local government teams. Chad has been published in Esri's ArcUser magazine and the Python magazine. He lives in northwest Arkansas with his beautiful wife and three children.

Eleza Boban Kollannur is an architect and environmental planner working as a GIS analyst in the water and waste water sector for more than 6 years. She is passionate about the development of automation and programming solutions through model building and Python scripting. She has been involved in master planning and coastal and marine projects for the preparation of a water balance model, watershed analysis, network model builds, and spatial analysis. She has worked with MWH Global and DHI India for various projects in the Middle East, India, and UK. Eleza is interested in building custom user interface (UI) geoprocessing tools for ArcGIS desktop and server with Python.

Prasad Lingam has been passionately exploring geoinformation technologies for almost 10 years. He has gained knowledge in the application of geoinformatics to areas such as urban planning, transportation, utilities, environment, and construction management, thus leveraging his civil engineering background. He is currently working at MWH (for more information, visit http://www.mwhglobal.com/) in the water and waste water domain, implementing geospatial analysis in Desktop GIS and promoting web- and mobile-based GIS Applications to solve operational and planning issues. His work experience spans project locations such as Perth, Middle East, New Zealand, Fiji, and India. He is keen about studying the confluence of geospatial technologies with technologies such as big data, BIM, geovisualization, and so on.

Shaik Shavali is a senior GIS developer at Dar Al-Riyadh. He has 7 years of experience in the field of geospatial technologies and projects. His areas of expertises are developing custom GIS web and mobile applications using the latest ESRI technologies. He was one of the lead developers for Emergency Response Management Systems for the largest Islamic pilgrimage (Hajj), gathering nearly 2 million people. Currently, he is actively taking part in designing and developing GIS projects for the government sector in Saudi Arabia.

He has received his bachelor's in engineering degree, and presently, he is pursuing his master's in GIS through UNIGIS.