ArcPy and ArcGIS: Geospatial Analysis with Python by Silas Toms

By Silas Toms

Use the ArcPy module to automate the research and mapping of geospatial info in ArcGIS

About This Book

  • Perform GIS research quicker by way of automating initiatives, corresponding to identifying facts or buffering info, through gaining access to GIS instruments utilizing scripting
  • Access the spatial information contained inside shapefiles and geodatabases, for updates, research or even transformation among spatial reference systems
  • Produce map books and automate the mapping of geospatial analyses, decreasing the time had to produce and reveal the results

Who This e-book Is For

If you're a GIS pupil or expert who wishes an knowing of the way to exploit ArcPy to minimize repetitive initiatives and practice research speedier, this ebook is for you. it's also a invaluable ebook for Python programmers who are looking to know the way to automate geospatial analyses.

In Detail

ArcGIS enables advanced analyses of geographic details. The ArcPy module is used to script those ArcGIS analyses, delivering a effective strategy to practice geo-analyses and to automate map production.

This e-book will consultant you from simple Python scripting to complex ArcPy script instruments. This e-book begins with constructing your Python setting, demonstrates a fancy ArcPy script device with a number of iterations, illustrates information entry module cursors, and explains how you can use ArcPy Geometry sessions. Then, you are going to how to output maps utilizing ArcPy.Mapping, and the way to create ArcGIS script tools.

With the aid of this booklet, it is possible for you to to create repeatable analyses lowering the time-consuming nature of GIS, making you right into a GIS specialist as strong as a complete team.

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