ArcGIS with Python Scripting Training Course

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Course Code

arcpy

Duration

14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)

Requirements

  • An understanding of ArcGIS

Audience

  • GIS Analysts

Overview

ArcGIS* is a geographic information system for working with geospatial data. Using Python with ArcGIS users are able to automate repetitive tasks involved in GIS data administration and analysis.

This instructor-led, live training (online or onsite) is aimed at GIS analysts who wish to automate repetitive tasks in GIS processes.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Build GIS applications using Python and ArcGIS tools.
  • Develop with the ArcGIS package ArcPy, using Python.
  • Apply the ArcGIS modules for map automation using object classes in Python.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.

Course Outline

Introduction

Geospatial and Spatial Data

  • Vector vs Raster data
  • Metadata
  • Projection and coordinate systems

Python in Depth

  • Data types
  • Variables, functions and conditional statements
  • Loops and lists
  • Classes and objects

ArcPy for ArcGIS

  • Help overview
  • Tool and Python references

Preparing the Development Environment

  • Installing and configuring ArcGIS Desktop

Geoprocessing and Workflows

  • Creating a project
  • Saving code as a script
  • Working with toolboxes
  • Creating a custom toolbox
  • Documenting scripts
  • Overwriting output
  • Setting current workspace and extent in geoprocessing

ArcPy Package

  • Performing inventory
  • Listing workspaces, datasets, classes, tables, and fields
  • Describing and walking data
  • Working with geometries
  • Using arcpy.da
  • Implementing symbology
  • Adding and manipulating layers

Summary and Conclusion

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*ArcGIS is a trademark, service mark, and registered mark of Esri in the United States, EU, and other international jurisdictions. Esri has not reviewed this training course for completeness, accuracy, or quality, and as such, does not endorse, sponsor, or affiliate with this training course.

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