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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

Advanced Analysis Topics

ArcGIS for Desktop extensions benefit from the power of Python and ArcPy. In this chapter we'll explore two important examples of extensions, the Network Analyst and Spatial Analyst modules. Each of these modules have ArcPy wrapper tools to access ArcToolbox. They also have ArcPy access modules for improved control of available tools, methods, and properties. Using the extensions and ArcPy scripting, advanced analysis workflows such as modeling traffic or planning bus routes using a streets dataset can be automated.

This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Creating a simple network dataset
  • Checking out the extensions
  • The ArcPy Network Analyst module
  • The ArcPy Spatial Analyst module