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Mastering ArcPy using Python for ArcGIS for Desktop 10.x


This three day course builds upon the concepts taught in the Introduction to Geoprocessing Scripts using Python 10.x course and will delve deeper into the ArcPy site package as well as introduce new ways to distribute your scripts.

The course uses a combination of lectures, demonstrations and code-alongs to show you how to use Python to work with the map document, the geodatabase and how Python scripts scan be used when working with ArcGIS for Server Standard and Advanced.

The course will contain a number of exercises for you to work through on the day.   You will be provided with the data, demos, tools and exercises that the trainer uses to deliver the course so that you can work through them in your own time.

Note: This course is recommended for customers using V10.1,  V10.2 or V10.3. If you are using V10 you can still attend but not all of the course will be relevant.

Note: Attendees should have already attended the Getting Started with the Python Scripting Language course or have the equivalent knowledge of Python prior to attending this course.
Attendance of our Introduction to Geoprocessing Scripts using Python 10.x course would be advantageous but is not essential.

Course Outline: Mastering ArcPy using Python for ArcGIS for Desktop 10

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3 Days
Who is this course for?
GIS Analysts
GIS Technical Leads
GIS Professionals
GIS Desktop Application Developers
Application Developers
Make your Python scripts available to a wider audience.
Get the most out of the ArcPy site package.
Automate repetitive ArcGIS for Server administration tasks.

The course will provide you with the knowledge to:

Using Python within ArcGIS for Desktop: Python within labelling expressions, field calculations, enhancements to working with geoprocessing tools

Licensing and validation Using ArcPy: Validation datasets and field names, checking for the existence of data, licensing extensions and the Desktop product.

Advanced geoprocessing error handling: Raising exceptions, setting the severity level of an error, setting tool errors and warnings, adding messages, warnings and errors.

Script tool validation: Working with the ToolValidator class, enable or disable controls, applying filters, working with categories, adding help documentation.

Working with the arcpy.mapping module: Access the map document and list its contents, managing layers and the Page Layout, printing, exporting and publishing.

Introducing the arcpy.da module: Using the new cursor classes, work with edit sessions and edit operations, geometry tokens, working with versions, domains and subtypes.

Creating Python Desktop add-ins; Working with the Python Add-in Wizard, creating user interface components, creating application extensions, distributing your add-in

Learn how to create a Python Toolbox and Tool: Using Python classes and functions, create a Python toolbox, create a Python tool, using the help system to populate toolbox and tool parameters.

Using Python to administer ArcGIS for Server Standard and Advanced: Introducing ArcGIS for Server; Administering via scripting, publishing services, administering folders

“The Esri UK training course made me realise how much there is to ArcGIS, which I don’t use or don’t know about, but which could be incredibly valuable for my business.” Caroline Broughton, GIS Specialist, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

“Very informative and interesting course – the structure was well defined and content was detailed” – Natalie Ridal – Ordnance Survey