Programming ArcGIS with Python Cookbook – Second Edition
- Paperback: 366 pages
- Publisher: WOW! eBook; 2nd Revised edition (September 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1785282891
- ISBN-13: 978-1785282898
Programming ArcGIS with Python Cookbook, 2nd Edition: Over 85 hands-on recipes to teach you how to automate your ArcGIS for Desktop geoprocessing tasks using Python
Programming ArcGIS with Python Cookbook, Second Edition, is written for GIS professionals who wish to revolutionize their ArcGIS workflow with Python. Whether you are new to ArcGIS or a seasoned professional, you almost certainly spend time each day performing various geoprocessing tasks. This book will teach you how to use the Python programming language to automate these geoprocessing tasks and make you a more efficient and effective GIS professional.
The book kicks off with the fundamentals of starting to use Python with ArcGIS, followed by recipes on managing map documents and layers, including how to find and fix broken data links in these files. In the second part of the book, you will learn to create custom geoprocessing tools and how to use the Attribute and Location tools to select specific features.
The third part of the book covers topics for advanced users including the REST API, and also teaches you how to use Python with ArcGIS Pro. The book finishes with appendices covering how to automate Python scripts, and the five things that should be at the back of every GIS programmer’s mind.