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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)
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Introduction to ArcGIS Online

Using ArcPy with map documents  

Esri designed the arcpy module to not only work with data but also included the arcpy.mapping module for direct interaction with MXDs and the layers they contain. This module opens up a multitude of map automation possibilities. A script might aid in identifying broken layer links, update the data source of these layers, and apply new color schemes to layers. Another script might use a map template to create a set of maps, one from each feature class in a feature dataset. A third script could create a map book from an MXD, moving from cell to cell in a grid layer to output the pages of the book, or even calculating the coordinates on the fly. Dynamically created maps, based on data from a fresh analysis, can be created as data is produced. The arcpy.mapping module moves the arcpy module from helpful to instrumental in any geospatial work flow...