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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


In this chapter, we covered the use of the ArcGIS REST API, feature sets, URL parameters, ArcGIS Online Tokens, and how to put them all together in one script. This workflow can be used in many examples within your organization. If you need to synchronize data from your ArcGIS Online account that is collected in the field with data in your office, you can use this process.

In the next chapter, we will cover the ArcREST Python package that allows us to execute Python with ArcGIS Online much more efficiently. This chapter was a good introduction to interacting with the ArcGIS REST API without any additional packages, but moving forward, we will begin introducing these new methods using the ArcREST Python package.