New Year GEO Training Tip – Intro to Programming ArcGIS with Python

There’s no better time than now to learn Programming ArcGIS with Python! The New Year is the perfect time to get organized, plan for the next 12 months, and commit to some professional development, perhaps in the form of some advanced ArcGIS training. No doubt many of you have been thinking about some training to help get a leg up in your job or maybe to polish up your resume for that dream job you’ve been chasing for several years now.

Training - April 26th and 27th - Programming ArcGIS with Python Workshop - Introduction

Did you know, Python is the most popular language for GIS? Yes indeed, Python is likely one of the hottest programing languages out there for Geo Geeks and those skilled in the language are sought after for GIS and tech related careers all over the World. So, perhaps some Python training is in order.

We’re pleased to share details of some awesome training coming up in Spring of 2017 designed to help Geo professionals get up to speed with skills in Python coding, specifically for those working with ArcGIS. Delivered by our friends from Geospatial Training Services, the Introduction to Programming ArcGIS with Python Workshop will take place on location in Nashville, TN April 26 & 27.

About the course:

This is a hands-on style workshop with lots of exercises designed to teach you how to automate your ArcGIS geoprocessing tasks with Python.  The workshop is designed around the content of the book “Programming ArcGIS with Python Cookbook” by Eric Pimpler.  In addition to all the workshop materials, each student will also receive a copy of the book and lifetime access to all the course content over the web.

Course exercises include:

  • Learning how to use the ArcGIS Python Window and IDLE
  • Obtaining a reference to a map document
  • Adding, inserting, removing, and moving layers programmatically in a map document
  • Zooming to selected features
  • Using ArcPy Mapping list functions to gather data
  • Changing the map extent
  • Updating layer symbology and properties
  • Setting a definition expression on a layer
  • Working with time-enabled layers in a data frame
  • Using scripting to find a list of broken data layers and tables in a map document
  • Fixing broken data layers using MapDocument, Layer, and Table objects
  • Gathering a list of all map document files and their associated broken data sources on your computer
  • Programmatically altering the layout view
  • Exporting maps to PDF or image files
  • and much more!

Programming ArcGIS with Python Workshop – Introduction) is scheduled to take place April 26th and 27th in Nashville, TN (location to be announced shortly). For more information and to secure your spot in the class SEE HERE.

Note, an additional one day training course, Programming ArcGIS with Python Workshop – Intermediate, will be offered in the same location on April 28 – SEE DETAILS AND REGISTER HERE

GEO Jobe is pleased to be teaming up with Geospatial Training Services as an official sponsor of this training.

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