Python Scripting for ArcGIS

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358 pages

Book Description

Scripting for ArcGIS is a guide for experienced users of ArcGIS Desktop to get started with scripting without needing previous experience. Experience with other scripting or languages (Perl, , 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 available on the Esri Press book resource page at

Table of Contents

Part 1: Learning the of Python and geoprocessing
Chapter 1: Introducing Python 3
Chapter 2: Geoprocessing in ArcGIS
Chapter 3: Using the Python window
Chapter 4: Learning Python language fundamentals

Part 2: 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

Appendix A Data source credits

Book Details

  • Title: Python Scripting for ArcGIS
  • Author:
  • Length: 358 pages
  • Edition: Alternate
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2015-02-02
  • ISBN-10: 1589483715
  • ISBN-13: 9781589483712
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