Esri Press

Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro

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Print book publishing in July 2020; e-book available in May 2020

The definitive, easy-to-follow guide to writing Python code with spatial data in ArcGIS Pro, whether you’re new to programming or not.

Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro starts with the fundamentals of Python programming, and then dives into how to write useful Python scripts that work with spatial data in ArcGIS Pro. Learn how to execute tools in Python, describe data, and manipulate and create data, as well as a number of more specialized tasks. Create a geoprocessing tool out of your script to automate tasks in ArcGIS Pro, and learn how to share your tools with others. 

Some of the key topics you will learn include:

• Python fundamentals

• Automating geoprocessing tasks

• Exploring and manipulating spatial and tabular data

• Working with geometries and rasters

• Map scripting

• Debugging and error handling

• Creating functions and classes

• Creating and sharing script tools

• ArcPy and ArcGIS API for Python 

Helpful “points to remember,” key terms, and review questions are included at the end of each chapter to reinforce your understanding of Python. Corresponding data and exercises are available online. 

Whether you want to learn Python or already have some experience, Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro is the comprehensive, hands-on book for learning the versatility of Python coding as an approach to solving problems and increasing your productivity in ArcGIS Pro. 

The e-book of Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro, 9781589485006, $79.99, will be available at most online book retailers.

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Dr. Paul A. Zandbergen is a professor in the GIS program at Vancouver Island University. His teaching includes courses in introductory GIS, spatial analysis and modeling, spatial statistics, and GIS programming. His research focuses on the robustness of spatial analytical techniques in the areas of crime analysis, environmental science, public health, spatial ecology, and water resources. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Justice, and the National Institutes of Health. He has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters. He is the author of Python Scripting for ArcGIS, published in 2013 with Esri Press. He lives with his family in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

ISBN: 9781589484993    2020   430 pages   $79.99