ArcPy for Python Developers using ArcGIS Pro
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The global Geographic Information System (GIS) market is expected to by worth over ten billion dollars by 2023, and is growing at a huge rate.
Developers who are skilled with appropriate GIS software are already in high demand and the demand is growing.
At the GIS Stack Exchange – the spatial library for Python – the most questions asked are for ArcPy, which provides a Python API to Esri’s flagship product ArcGIS Desktop and its two main applications (ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap).
Consequently, there has never been a better time for Python developers to add ArcPy skills to their repertoire.
This course is primarily designed to introduce Python developers to the ArcPy classes and functions for working with ArcGIS Pro. It will also introduce them to many aspects of the ArcGIS Pro GUI, so that they are well placed to understand the requirements of the end users for the applications that they write.
While relatively little Python experience is needed to undertake the course, the Python classes and functions used may be easier to understand if you have already undertaken introductory Python training – such as the Learn Programming Academy’s Python Masterclass.
The course is also suitable for ArcGIS Pro end users who wish to learn ArcPy, but they may need to embark on a steep Python learning curve, if they have minimal skills in that language.
Most sections of this course can be taken in any order. You just need to download the data, and check that you have ArcGIS Pro and your Python IDE working first.
NOTE: Paid software is required to take this course.
The course requires only a Basic level license of ArcGIS Desktop (which includes ArcGIS Pro), and no extension products need to be licensed in order to complete all exercises.
If you do not have an ArcGIS Desktop license, then for about $100-150 per annum it is possible to use an Advanced level license and many of the extension products for non-commercial purposes (like taking this course!), via Esri’s ArcGIS for Personal Use program (details inside the course).
It is also possible to undertake a 21-day free trial of ArcGIS Pro (details also inside the course).
The recommendation is to take the 21-day free trial to get started.
This course starts by examining the various places that Python code can be used within the ArcGIS Pro application, and how Python code can be written using a Python IDE to interact with ArcGIS Pro as either a standalone script or a Python script tool.
You will then be taken on a tour of the most commonly used ArcPy functions and classes for geoprocessing, followed by tours of its modules for data access and mapping.
The scenarios chosen, to illustrate how each function and class is used, are derived from the presenter’s experience working with ArcPy and Python for almost 10 years, and with Esri software for 30 years.
Your instructor, Graeme Browning has been using the Esri software on a daily basis for over 30 years, 8 years of which he has spent using ArcPy. Graeme has also spent 18 years with Esri UK and Esri Australia working in different roles from Senior GIS Analyst to Technical Director.
He is also ranked in GIS Stack Exchange as the all-time, worldwide:
#1 user of ArcPy
#1 user of ArcGIS Desktop
#2 user of ArcGIS Pro
#5 user of all GIS products
Graeme has also received the Esri High Achievement Award by Jack Dangermond (President).
He has already developed nearly 20 one-day courses and half-day workshops for instructor-led delivery and along with that, nearly 20 eLearning video courses.
So if you’re looking for the perfect instructor to teach you the best practices in learning ArcPy for Python, Graeme is the best one there is!
Key Topics to be covered are :
Using ArcPy and Python in multiple interfaces within and alongside ArcGIS Pro
Python IDE (e.g. IDLE)
Python Script Tools
Python Toolbox Tools
Python Parser for Field Calculating and Labeling
Using ArcPy Modules, Classes and Functions
Working with the search, update and insert cursors of ArcPy’s Data Access Module (arcpy.da)
Performing GIS Inventory by Listing Data, Describing Data and Walking System Folders and Spatial Datasets
Using the Mapping module for map automation using project, map, layer, layout, map frame, extent, camera, spatial reference, text, graphics, legends, scale bars, north arrows, pictures and many other object classes
Working with Map Series to meet simple through to complex Map Book requirements
Finding your way around ArcGIS Pro’s very extensive ArcPy/Python documentation
Working with Point, Line and Polygon Geometries
Setting the Geoprocessing Environment
Getting and Setting Parameters for Python Script Tools
Creating test data
Exporting map layouts to PDF
Enrolling in this course is the best decision you can make!
The course focuses on teaching ArcPy in-depth from the basics through to advanced
It’s 3-4 times the length of any other ArcPy course, and designed to accommodate many more lectures and challenges on not just ArcGIS Pro, but also ArcMap
Plus, it teaches ArcPy for ArcGIS Pro which was only released in 2015, while other ArcPy courses typically use only the older ArcMap! You are getting the most up to date learning!
By the end of this course, you will have the necessary skills needed to become an expert in ArcPy using ArcGIS Pro and apply it to your own programs such as Map Automation and Geoprocessing.
The ideal student would be someone with a basic knowledge of Python who is eager to improve their skills and take them to the next level by learning ArcPy using ArcGIS pro.
The sooner you sign up for this course, the sooner you will have the skills and knowledge that would put you among the list of in demand Python developers!
Sign up today and get started!
- A computer which meets the minimum ArcGIS Pro 2.2 system requirements and has the ability to run the software.
- Basic skills and knowledge in Python.
- Basic Level (or higher) of ArcGIS Desktop license with no extensions. This will allow ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap to run and also permits downloading of ArcTutor data.
- Knowledge of ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap is an advantage but not required.
- Note: Free 21 day-trial of software is available - see details inside course.
What you will learn
- Learn to write GIS applications using Python tools and applications for ArcGIS.
- Become highly skilled in using ArcPy/Python with ArcGIS Pro.
- Be able to apply for GIS, Geospatial, or Spatial Developer job positions.
- Be a Python developer who specializes in ArcPy, which is in demand to GIS projects undertaken by different industries.
Who should attend
- This course is suitable for developers with some basic Python language exposure who want to enhance their skills by learning about ArcPy using ArcGIS Pro.
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- Lectures 73
- Quizzes 1
- Exercises 0
- Duration 10 hours
- Skill level All Levels
- Students 928
- Last Updated December, 2018
ArcGIS Pro, Python and Data Setup
Python Interfaces for ArcGIS Pro
ArcPy Documentation for ArcGIS Pro
Using Geoprocessing Tools to Automate Workflows
Setting the Geoprocessing Environment for ArcPy
Performing GIS Inventory
Working with Geometries
Working with Cursors from Data Access Module (arcpy.da)
Using Mapping Module (arcpy.mp) from Python Window of ArcGIS Pro
Arranging Layout Elements around Map Frames using a Python IDE (IDLE)
Making Dynamic Maps and Map Series
Working with Bookmarks
Printing, Updating and Fixing Data Sources
Using Python Script Tool Parameters
5 months ago
I bought a book that comes with a 180-day trial license for the ArcGIS software and so I can now follow along the demos in this course. Great match for me. Thanks!
5 months ago
Excellent! As a Python novice mainly capable of understanding/adapting scripts, I would have loved more automation codes with loops (iterations) (for example reading through a list of gdb files) combined with a set of geoprocessing tools (say 4/5 connected tools as in basic model builders). Again, extremely beneficial (time saving and value for money) yet the course requires patience, some personal homework to digest its impressive content!
6 months ago
I have been using ArcGis for a few years now at work, and really wanted to learn Python to automate some tasks and get a higher position at my work place, I have tried a few courses and books and none have been worth the money until now! I am less than half way through the course and everything has been useful,practical and too the point, if anything its a bit too fast paced for me being a complete beginner, but I can pause and take my time to understand everything and fix my errors! I can't rate this highly enough it is the best course to get you going with python in ArcGis and I know this will take me levels above where I currently am. Thank you Programming Academy
6 months ago
For the end of year discounted price, this course cannot be beat...well, only if it were free maybe. Great course so far, getting useful information from the lectures and exercises, I'll be back to learn more from you all, thank you.
6 months ago
I found this course very useful as a GIS professional developing an interest in Python programming. I have recently completed a core Python course with Udemy and know ESRI GIS well so this course was a great next step for me. It was pleasing the course touched on the application of Python throughout ArcGIS Pro rather than the core language itself (for which there are other courses). Graeme's instruction is clear and concise and easy to follow along to. I would have liked to see more exercises so if you are new to the Python language (or ESRI GIS products) then code along with Graeme rather than download the chapter's code for you'll get much more from this course. Don't be afraid to go to Python.org too to follow up on some key learnings. Something for everyone in this course. All the best. Chris.
6 months ago
Very informative and it introduced the drag and drop of a tool into the python window
8 months ago
It's very in depth so far; learning a lot. I actually needed to incorporate a recent lesson at work when someone asked to create lists of all field names, lengths, indexes, etc for a variety of feature classes. I was able to find a quick solution using code from this course!
8 months ago
Kyaw Moe Aung
Great and invaluable
8 months ago
Flavio Garcia Felix
Very good..I'm loving it.
9 months ago
The course starts out very rudimentary, but gets really good after the first few lessons. The only issue is that there is a lot to learn and remember. If you keep practicing you'll eventually get good at it.