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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

Python 2.7 and Python 3.5 with ArcPro

Everything we have covered so far in this book has been dependent on Python 2.7; however, both ArcGIS Pro and the new ArcGIS Python API have begun migrating to Python 3.5. If you are still using ArcMap, then you will continue to use Python 2.7 in that application. For GIS professionals and novices alike, you will have two versions of Python installed on your computer. The upcoming sections will explain how this is configured and how to work with these two environments separately.

During the installation of ArcGIS Pro, the software installation actually creates a directory and installs Python 3.5. To find this installation, you will have to navigate to C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Pro\bin\Python.

In this directory, you should see python.exe and other folders, such as the site-packages folder. If you double-click on python.exe in this directory,...