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Python for ArcGIS -April 2017 - OKC , OK

  • 24 Apr 2017
  • 8:30 AM
  • 25 Apr 2017
  • 4:30 PM
  • Moore Norman Technology Center South Penn Campus 13301 S. Penn Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73170-5007
  • 9

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Python for ArcGIS

This workshop is designed with a strong first-day focus on the basic elements of Python programming. There will be lots of hands-on participation, and opportunities to work exercises individually, with your neighbors, and as a class. With this foundation of the basics of Python in place, on the second day we will focus more on using Python for geoprocessing work flows with a special emphasis on using it in the ArcGIS world. As on the first day, there will be lots of hands-on participation and exercises to reinforce the material. By the end of day two, we will be creating geoprocessing scripts from scratch and even wrapping them back into toolboxes.


Day 1 Agenda - Focus on Python
- Introduction
- Variables
- Iteration
- Conditionals
- User Defined Functions
- Python Modules
- Scripting with Python

Day 2 Agenda - Focus on Python for ArcGIS
- Python Review
- ModelBuilder Review
- Basic Geoprocessing Scripts with Arcpy
- Debugging/Handling Errors from Python and ArcGIS
- Using Python to work with Geographic Data and Files
- Field Calculations with Python in ArcGIS 10
- Python on the ArcGIS 10 Commandline
- Creating a Python-based ArcTool

GISP Credits Attend 2 day training : 16 hours - EDU - 0.4 credits

Instructor: Matthew Collier - matt@attributeq.com

Matthew developed his first Python workshop for beginners in 2010 and has since refined and taught the workshop numerous times for academic, government, and industry professionals. His company, Attribute Q LLC, was formed in 2012 to carry this work forwards. Additionally, between 2012 and 2014, Matthew supported water science for the nation with Python programming at the US Geological Survey. Projects included: Automating repetitive geoprocessing in the development of a GIS database for tribes in Eastern Oklahoma; Modernizing a spatially stratified random sampling package into Python/ArcGIS for scientists in the nation-wide NAWQA project; Coding a near real-time flood inundation map for federal collaborators; Teaching ArcHydro basics at the national tribal GIS conference in Albuquerque; Helping develop a near real-time evapotranspiration mapping system for highly productive agricultural pockets in California and New Mexico; Plus, various other smaller projects. Today, Matthew is employed at the Oklahoma 7-Eleven corporation where he is using Python for data wrangling and business intelligence.

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