ArcPy and ArcGIS - Second Edition

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  • Understand how to integrate Python into ArcGIS and make GIS analysis faster and easier.
  • Create Python script using ArcGIS ModelBuilder.
  • Learn to use ArcGIS online feature services and the basics of the ArcGIS REST API
  • Understand the unique Python environment that is new with ArcGIS Pro
  • Learn about the new ArcGIS Python API and how to use Anaconda and Jupyter with it
  • Learn to control ArcGIS Enterprise using ArcPy

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.

  • Perform GIS analysis faster by automating tasks.
  • Access the spatial data contained within shapefiles and geodatabases and transform between spatial reference systems.
  • Automate the mapping of geospatial analyses and production of map books.
Page Count 272
Course Length 8 hours 9 minutes
ISBN 9781787282513
Date Of Publication 28 Jun 2017


Silas Toms

Silas Toms is a geographer and geospatial developer from California. Over the last decade, Silas has become an expert in the use of Python programming for geospatial analysis, publishing two books on the use of ArcPy. Now, as a President of Loki Intelligent Corporation, Silas develops ETL automation tools, interactive web maps, enterprise GIS, and location data for businesses and governments. Silas teaches classes on programming for GIS with BayGeo, and co-hosts The Mappyist Hour podcast.

Dara O’Beirne

Dara O’Beirne is a certified GIS Professional (GISP) with over 10 years of GIS and Python experience. He has earned both his bachelors and masters of art in geography from the San Francisco State University. He is currently a GIS analyst working at the City of Sacramento’s Department of Utilities. Before joining the City of Sacramento, he was a GIS analyst for Arini Geographics at the City of Santa Clara in California. While in Santa Clara, he worked on converting the utility network AutoCAD data to ESRI’s GIS Local Government Information Model. He was also an integral part of the GIS Team, which included Silas Toms, Cyrus Hiatt, Sherie Tan, and Gabriel Paun, that worked on developing a web mapping application used during each event at the new Levi’s Stadium, including Super Bowl 50.

Dara’s professional experience also includes working with Towill Inc., a GIS and Land Surveying company in Northern California. At Towill, he played a central role in developing and implementing procedures related to the collection and analysis of LiDAR data for environmental and engineering applications. Prior to Towill, Mr. O’Beirne gained his professional GIS experience working for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area managed by the National Park Service, one of the largest urban park systems in the world, which includes national treasures such as Alcatraz, Muir Woods, and the Marin Headlands.