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Python Scripting for ArcGIS

Paul Zandbergen (editor)

ISBN: 9781589483712

Publication Date: Aug 2014

Format: Paperback

This is a guide for experienced users of ArcGIS Desktop to get started with Python scripting without needing previous programming experience. Experience with other scripting or programming languages is helpful but not required. Readers are expected to have good general ArcGIS skills and a basic understanding of geoprocessing procedures.
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Python Scripting for ArcGIS is a guide for experienced users of ArcGIS Desktop to get started with Python scripting without needing previous programming experience. Experience with other scripting or programming languages (Perl, VBA, VB script, Java, C++) is helpful but not required. Readers are expected to have good general ArcGIS skills and a basic understanding of geoprocessing procedures. There are 14 chapters with corresponding online data and exercises.
Illustrations 245 illustrations
Pages 368
Dimensions 254 x 203
Date Published 30 Aug 2014
Publisher Esri Press
Subject/s Information Science & Technology   Geographical information systems (GIS) & remote sensing  
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part 1 Learning the fundamentals of Python and geoprocessing
  • Chapter 1. Introducing Python
  • Chapter 2. Geoprocessing in ArcGIS
  • Chapter 3. Using the Python window
  • Chapter 4. Learning Python language fundamentals
  • Part 2 Writing scripts
  • Chapter 5. Geoprocessing using Python
  • Chapter 6. Exploring spatial data
  • Chapter 7. Manipulating spatial data
  • Chapter 8. Working with geometries
  • Chapter 9. Working with rasters
  • Part 3 Carrying out specialized tasks
  • Chapter 10. Map scripting
  • Chapter 11. Debugging and error handling
  • Chapter 12. Creating Python functions and classes
  • Part 4 Creating and using script tools
  • Chapter 13. Creating custom tools
  • Chapter 14. Sharing tools
  • Index
  • Appendix A Data source credits
  • Appendix B Data license agreement
  • Appendix C Installing the data and software
Paul A. Zandbergen is an associate professor of geography at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. His areas of expertise include geographic information science; spatial and statistical analysis techniques using GIS; error and uncertainty in spatial data; GIS applications in criminology, economics, health, and spatial ecology; terrain analysis and modeling; and community?based mapping using GIS and GPS.

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