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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

ArcGIS API for Python

After reviewing some of the basics of Python and covering the foundational knowledge required to program with Python using ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise, we can now move on to the newest release by ESRI, the ArcGIS API for Python. ESRI has been working on an easy and efficient solution to combine desktop scripting with online web mapping and infrastructure. The ArcGIS API for Python is ESRI’s most modern solution to scripting for web mapping with Python. In the next chapter, we will cover the basics of the ArcGIS API for Python and learn how to configure our environment to work with the API using two versions of Python.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Introducing the ArcGIS API for Python
  • Installing Anaconda and working with Jupyter
  • Introducing the four primary modules
  • Providing script examples to create a web map and interact...