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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 Online

ArcGIS Online (AGOL) is one of Esri's web-mapping platforms along with the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, and Portal for ArcGIS. It is a complete platform, which includes cloud-based data storage, management, analysis, and sharing capabilities. AGOL has a free and a paid component, and storage and analysis beyond the free tier are managed using a credit system of Pay-As-You-Go tokens. Some contracts with Esri include access to ArcGIS Online and a set number of tokens to use, so check with the ArcGIS administrator within your company or organization to find out what you can do with an organization's AGOL site.

Within AGOL, there are a number of existing data resources published by other users, which can be incorporated into new web maps. With the free tier and subscription accounts, datasets and maps can be made available to the public so that other users can...