Python For ArcGIS, 1st ed. 2015 Edition

Python For ArcGIS, 1st ed. 2015 Edition

Book Description
This book introduces Python scripting for geographic information science (GIS) workflow optimization using ArcGIS. It builds essential programming skills for automating GIS analysis. Over 200 sample Python scripts and 175 classroom-tested exercises reinforce the learning objectives. Readers will learn to:
• Write and run Python in the ArcGIS Python Window, the PythonWin IDE, and the PyScripter IDE
• Work with Python syntax and data types
• Call ArcToolbox tools, batch process GIS datasets, and manipulate map documents using the arcpy package
• Read and modify proprietary and ASCII text GIS data
• Parse HTML web pages and KML datasets
• Create Web pages and fetch GIS data from Web sources.
• Build user-interfaces with the native Python file dialog toolkit or the ArcGIS Script tools and PyToolboxes Python for ArcGIS is designed as a primary textbook for advanced-level students in GIS. Researchers, government specialists and professionals working in GIS will also find this book useful as a reference.


1. Introduction
2. Beginning Python
3. Basic Data Types: Numbers and Strings
4. Basic Data Types: Lists and Tuples
5. ArcGIS and Python
6. Calling Tools with Arcpy
7. Getting User Input
8. Controlling Flow
9. Decision-Making and Describing Data
10. Repetition: Looping for Geoprocessing
11. Batch Geoprocessing
12. Additional Looping Functions
13. Debugging
14. Error Handling
15. User-Defined Functions
16. User-Defined Modules
17. Reading and Writing with Cursors
18. Dictionaries
19. Reading and Writing Text Files
20. Working with HTML and KML
21. Classes
22. User Interfaces for File and Folder Selection
23. ArcGIS Python GUIs
24. Mapping Module

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