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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

Using Network Analyst

ESRI's Network Analyst extension is a powerful tool for enabling routing and network connectivity functionality within ArcGIS. The extension is commonly used for street routing and finding the best path between two points along a road network. The route can be constrained by a number of impedence factors, such as traffic or left turns, to best model the reality of road travel. Similar analyses can be run using other types of networks, such as water pipe networks or electrical networks.

To use the Network Analyst extension, the ArcGIS for Desktop advanced license is required. In ArcCatalog or ArcMap, click on the Customize menu, and select Extensions. Once the Extensions menu is open, click on the checkbox next to Turn on the Network Analyst extension.