Python Scripting for ArcGIS / Edition 2

Python Scripting for ArcGIS / Edition 2

by Paul A. Zandbergen
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Python Scripting for ArcGIS / Edition 2

Python Scripting for ArcGIS is a guide for experienced users of ArcGIS Desktop to get started with Python scripting without needing previous programming experience. Experience with other scripting or programming languages (Perl, VBA, VB 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

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ISBN-13: 9781589483712
Publisher: ESRI Press
Publication date: 02/02/2015
Series: Python Scripting Series , #1
Edition description: Edition contains no media
Pages: 358
Sales rank: 294,729
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Learning the fundamentals of Python and geoprocessing
Chapter 1. Introducing Python
Chapter 2. Geoprocessing in ArcGIS
Chapter 3. Using the Python window
Chapter 4. Learning Python language fundamentals
Part 2 Writing 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
Appendix B Data license agreement
Appendix C Installing the data and software

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