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A Python Primer for ArcGIS(r)

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The automation of geoprocessing tasks is becoming a common practice among GIS professionals. Python is the standard programming language for ArcGIS and other fields such as remote sensing, GPS, spatial modeling, and statistical analysis.

A Python Primer for ArcGIS® combines fundamental Python programming structures to help professionals automate common geoprocessing functions. Thorough explanations of programming concepts are included along with user-friendly demonstrations that...

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Overview

The automation of geoprocessing tasks is becoming a common practice among GIS professionals. Python is the standard programming language for ArcGIS and other fields such as remote sensing, GPS, spatial modeling, and statistical analysis.

A Python Primer for ArcGIS® combines fundamental Python programming structures to help professionals automate common geoprocessing functions. Thorough explanations of programming concepts are included along with user-friendly demonstrations that enable readers to develop programs on their own. In addition, chapters contain exercises and questions that aid in the application of each chapter's highlighted principles. This book provides a practical approach to a broad range of programming skills using ArcGIS for geoprocessing and map production in the work place.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466274594
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/5/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 862,895
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Nathan Jennings is experienced in GIS, Remote Sensing, GPS, GIS for web, geospatial technology, consulting, and business systems integration. He is a full-time GIS professional with the City of Sacramento; he has designed and currently teaches courses in GIS Programming, Remote Sensing, Web Map Application Development, GPS, and GIS software at American River and Sacramento City Colleges in the Los Rios Community College system in Sacramento.

Mr. Jennings has worked in the private sector both nationally and internationally in natural resource management, in government organizations and agencies, as a consultant for public and private organizations, and as an adjunct professor. Nathan has a passion for learning, teaching, and honing his craft.

When Nathan is not working for the City of Sacramento or teaching, he can be found on the hiking trails in the Sierra Nevada mountains and along the Pacific coast or gardening in his back yard. In an alternative state, he attempts to keep up with his family and a motley collection of pets.

See his website for more details:
www.jenningsplanet.com

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