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ArcPy and ArcGIS - Second Edition

By : Silas Toms, Dara OBeirne
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ArcPy and ArcGIS - Second Edition

By: Silas Toms, Dara OBeirne

Overview of this book

ArcGIS allows for complex analyses of geographic information. The ArcPy module is used to script these ArcGIS analyses, providing a productive way to perform geo-analyses and automate map production. The second edition of the book focuses on new Python tools, such as the ArcGIS API for Python. Using Python, this book will guide you from basic Python scripting to advanced ArcPy script tools. This book starts off with setting up your Python environment for ArcGIS automation. Then you will learn how to output maps using ArcPy in MXD and update feature class in a geodatabase using arcpy and ArcGIS Online. Next, you will be introduced to ArcREST library followed by examples on querying, updating and manipulating ArcGIS Online feature services. Further, you will be enabling your scripts in the browser and directly interacting with ArcGIS Online using Jupyter notebook. Finally, you can learn ways to use of ArcPy to control ArcGIS Enterprise and explore topics on deployments, data quality assurances, data updates, version control, and editing safeguards. By the end of the book, you will be equipped with the knowledge required to create automated analysis with administration reducing the time-consuming nature of GIS.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Introduction to ArcGIS Online

Installing and configuring ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro is dependent on ArcGIS Online, so in order to have ArcGIS Pro running on your desktop, you must have an ArcGIS Online account. You can either download a trial version of ArcGIS Pro or you can purchase the personal ESRI yearly license, which should also provide you with access to Pro. Regardless of how you intend to install and use ArcGIS Pro, the procedure should be standard across the board. As I said earlier, you must have an ArcGIS Online account. When you sign in to ArcGIS Online as the administrator, you should be able to click on My Organization and provide authorization for each named user to use ArcGIS Pro. If you are the administrator and you don't see My Organization in your ArcGIS Online account, you might need to contact ESRI to make sure it is set correctly for your license level.

Before working in the ArcGIS Pro...