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Main Title Python scripting for ArcGIS /
Author Zandbergen, Paul A.,
Publisher ESRI Press,
Year Published 2013
OCLC Number 795758535
ISBN 9781589482821; 1589482824
Subjects Geographic information systems. ; Graphical user interfaces (Computer systems) ; Python (Computer program language) ; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems. ; COMPUTERS--Programming Languages--Python.
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ESBM  G70.212.Z36 2013 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 02/26/2013 STATUS
Edition First edition.
Collation a xiv, 353 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Notes
Includes index.
Contents Notes
"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 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. 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, and creating and sharing script tools"-- pt. 1 Learning the fundamentals of Python and geoprocessing -- ch. 1 Introducing Python -- 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. Exploring the features of Python -- 1.3.Comparing scripting vs. programming -- 1.4. Using scripting in ArcGIS -- 1.5. Python history and versions -- 1.6. About this book -- 1.7. Exploring how Python is used -- 1.8. Choosing a Python script editor -- Points to remember -- ch. 2 Geoprocessing in ArcGIS -- 2.1. Introduction -- 2.2. What is geoprocessing? -- 2.3.A note on ArcObjects -- 2.4. Using toolboxes and tools -- 2.5. Learning types and categories of tools -- 2.6. Running tools using tool dialog boxes -- 2.7. Specifying environment settings -- 2.8. Using batch processing -- 2.9. Using models and ModelBuilder -- 2.10. Using scripting -- 2.11. Running scripts as tools -- 2.12. Converting a model to a script -- 2.13. Scheduling a Python script to run at prescribed times -- Points to remember -- ch. 3 Using the Python window -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. Opening the Python window -- 3.3. Writing and running code -- 3.4. Getting assistance -- 3.5. Exploring Python window options -- 3.6. Saving your work -- 3.7. Loading code into the Python window -- Points to remember -- ch. 4 Learning Python language fundamentals -- 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. Locating Python documentation and resources -- 4.3. Working with data types and structures -- 4.4. Working with numbers -- 4.5. Working with variables and naming -- 4.6. Writing statements and expressions -- 4.7. Using strings -- 4.8. Using lists -- 4.9. Working with Python objects -- 4.10. Using functions -- 4.11. Using methods -- 4.12. Working with strings -- 4.13. Working with lists -- 4.14. Working with paths -- 4.15. Working with modules -- 4.16. Controlling workflow using conditional statements -- 4.17. Controlling workflow using loop structures -- 4.18. Getting user input -- 4.19.Commenting scripts -- 4.20. Working with code in the PythonWin editor -- 4.21. Following coding guidelines -- Points to remember -- pt. 2 Writing scripts -- ch. 5 Geoprocessing using Python -- 5.1. Introduction -- 5.2. Using the ArcPy site package -- 5.3. Importing ArcPy -- 5.4. Working with earlier versions of ArcGIS -- 5.5. Using tools -- 5.6. Working with toolboxes -- 5.7. Using functions -- 5.8. Using classes -- 5.9. Using environment settings -- 5.10. Working with tool messages -- 5.11. Working with licenses -- 5.12. Accessing ArcGIS Desktop Help -- Points to remember -- ch. 6 Exploring spatial data -- 6.1. Introduction -- 6.2. Checking for the existence of data -- 6.3. Describing data -- 6.4. Listing data -- 6.5. Using lists in for loops -- 6.6. Working with lists -- 6.7. Working with tuples -- 6.8. Working with dictionaries -- Points to remember -- ch. 7 Manipulating spatial data -- 7.1. Introduction -- 7.2. Using cursors to access data -- 7.3. Using SQL in Python -- 7.4. Working with table and field names -- 7.5. Parsing table and field names -- 7.6. Working with text files -- Points to remember -- ch. 8 Working with geometries -- 8.1. Introduction -- 8.2. Working with geometry objects -- 8.3. Reading geometries -- 8.4. Working with multipart features -- 8.5. Working with polygons with holes -- 8.6. Writing geometries -- 8.7. Using cursors to set the spatial reference -- 8.8. Using geometry objects to work with geoprocessing tools -- Points to remember -- ch. 9 Working with rasters -- 9.1. Introduction -- 9.2. Listing rasters -- 9.3. Describing raster properties -- 9.4. Working with raster objects -- 9.5. Working with the ArcPy Spatial Analyst module -- 9.6. Using map algebra operators -- 9.7. Using the ApplyEnvironment function -- 9.8. Using classes of the arcpy.sa module -- 9.9. Using raster functions to work with NumPy arrays -- Points to remember -- pt. 3 Carrying out specialized tasks -- ch. 10 Map scripting -- 10.1. Introduction -- 10.2. Working with the ArcPy mapping module -- 10.3. Opening map documents -- 10.4. Accessing map document properties and methods -- 10.5. Working with data frames -- 10.6. Working with layers -- 10.7. Fixing broken data sources -- 10.8. Working with page layout elements -- 10.9. Exporting maps -- 10.10. Printing maps -- 10.11. Working with PDFs -- 10.12. Creating map books -- 10.13. Using sample mapping scripts -- Points to remember -- ch. 11 Debugging and error handling -- 11.1. Introduction -- 11.2. Recognizing syntax errors -- 11.3. Recognizing exceptions -- 11.4. Using debugging -- 11.5. Using debugging tips and tricks -- 11.6. Error handling for exceptions -- 11.7. Raising exceptions -- 11.8. Handling exceptions -- 11.9. Handling geoprocessing exceptions -- 11.10. Using other error-handling methods -- 11.11. Watching for common errors -- Points to remember -- ch. 12 Creating Python functions and classes -- 12.1. Introduction -- 12.2. Creating functions -- 12.3. Calling functions from other scripts -- 12.4.Organizing code into modules -- 12.5. Using classes -- 12.6. Working with packages -- Points to remember -- pt. 4 Creating and using script tools -- ch. 13 Creating custom tools -- 13.1. Introduction -- 13.2. Why create your own tools? -- 13.3. Steps to creating a tool -- 13.4. Editing tool code -- 13.5. Exploring tool parameters -- 13.6. Setting tool parameters -- 13.7. Examining an example script tool -- 13.8. Customizing tool behavior -- 13.9. Working with messages -- 13.10. Handling messages for stand-alone scripts and tools -- 13.11. Customizing tool progress information -- 13.12. Running a script in process -- Points to remember -- ch. 14 Sharing tools -- 14.1. Introduction -- 14.2. Choosing a method for distributing tools -- 14.3. Handling licensing issues -- 14.4. Using a standard folder structure for sharing tools -- 14.5. Working with paths -- 14.6. Finding data and workspaces -- 14.7. Creating a geoprocessing package -- 14.8. Embedding scripts and password-protecting tools -- 14.9. Documenting tools -- 14.10. Example tool: Market analysis -- Points to remember.