Python Scripting for ArcGIS is a guide to help experienced users of ArcGIS® for Desktop get started with Python® scripting. This book teaches how to write. Forthcoming Book. • Python Scripting for ArcGIS. • Esri Press. • Sometime in . • Updated for ArcGIS • Sample exercises posted (for ). PDF | Python Scripting for ArcGIS is a guide to help experienced users of ArcGIS for Desktop get started with Python scripting. This book teaches how to write.

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Editorial Reviews. From the Author. The impetus for writing this book comes from the lessons . Zandbergen's exercises, in's, are--not very good. But I keep both books on my desk. Read more. 15 people found this helpful . The Artist\'s Way Julia Cameron. Python scripting for ArcGIS / Paul A. Zandbergen. Part 1: Learning the fundamentals. PYTHON ® Scripting for ArcGIS ® Paul A. Zandbergen ix Preface The impetus for writing this book came from the lessons I've learned from using and teaching.

Part 3 explores a number of more specialized tasks, such as map scripting, debugging and error handling, and creating Python functions and classes.

Part 4 goes into how to create a tool out of your script and how to share it with others. By the end of the book, you will be able to create custom tools that use Python scripting to automate basic tasks in ArcGIS for Desktop.

Each of the 14 chapters in this book is accompanied by an exercise chapter that reinforces the concepts covered in the chapter. You should first read the chapter, and then complete the accompanying exercise before moving on to the next chapter. Depending on your learning style and familiarity with coding, you can try out some of the code in the chapters as you read them, but you can also read the entire chapter first, and then start the exercise.

You should complete the chapters and exercises in order because the concepts introduced in each new chapter build on the preceding ones.

Most of the exercises include challenges at the end, which allow you to practice your skills. You should also be familiar with the basic concepts of GIS, including coordinate systems, data formats, table operations, and basic spatial analysis methods.

If you have some experience in writing code in any programming language, it will be helpful but is not required. Why Python?

For a couple of reasons. First, Python is free and open source, meaning it can be freely distributed and shared. Third, Esri has adopted Python as the preferred language for work- ing with ArcGIS, which is strongly reflected in the functionality introduced in version There is a large and active Python community that maintains and continues to improve Python.

As you learn the fundamentals of Python in this book, the additional benefit is that you may find other uses for Python beyond working with ArcGIS. Many introductory computer science courses now use Python as a way to explain fundamental concepts in computer pro- gramming.

This book will introduce you to some of these fundamentals, but the emphasis is clearly on writing code that is specifically designed to work with spatial data in ArcGIS. Most of them include sections on spatial analysis methods and procedures.

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However, coverage of Python scripts is not at all complete. Although there is no lack of good introductory books on Python, most of them cover Python without targeting a specific application.

There is no ArcGIS-specific version of the Python language, so you can use any of the general Python books to start learning Python syntax. How- ever, the objects you work with in ArcGIS, such as feature classes, polygons, and geoprocessing tools, are very different from the more generic objects used as examples in most existing titles.

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The primary audience for this book consists of experienced ArcGIS users who want to learn Python but have limited programming or script- ing experience. Readers will be expected, however, to have good overall ArcGIS skills and a basic understanding of geoprocessing procedures.

This book is also intended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate courses in GIS. A handful of colleges and universities teach upper- division courses in GIS programming and in scripting, and this number is expected to increase.

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No notes for slide. Book Details Author: Paperback Brand: This book teaches how to write Python code that works with spatial data to automate geoprocessing tasks in ArcGIS.

Readers can thus learn the skill set needed to create custom tools. The book contains 14 chapters, with the corresponding data and exercises on the accompanying DVD.

A day trial of ArcGIS Key topics in this book include: Python language fundamentals Automating geoprocessing tasks Exploring and manipulating spatial data Working with geometries and rasters Map scripting Debugging and error handling Creating functions and classes Creating and sharing script tools More details on the book can be found at the Esri Press website: This includes sample chapters for download.

Instructor who are considering the book as a textbook for a course can request a deskcopy from Esri Press:You will need the code printed on the inside back cover of this book to access the download site. Part 2 covers how to write scripts that work with spatial data.

By the end of the book, you will be able to create custom tools that use Python scripting to automate basic tasks in ArcGIS for Desktop. AddLayer df, lyrFile Your layer should have been added to the table of contents and data view and your Python window should look similar to the graphic below: Export a map document to PDF Exporting a map document to PDF is incredibly easy and only requires a single line of code.

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Realistically, you would work with an already existing map document and wouldn't need to deal with a pop-up save dialog box.