New Course – GIS Programming 101: Mastering Python for Geoprocessing in ArcGIS

Posted on January 21, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

GeoSpatial Training Services is pleased to announce the availability of a new instructor led virtual GIS course entitled “GIS Programming 101: Mastering Python for Geoprocessing in ArcGIS” scheduled for March 24th through April 18th. 

This course is designed to teach the fundamental programming constructs of the Python language and how it can be integrated with ArcGIS Desktop to automate geoprocessing tasks.  Course participants will be led through a series of 11 modules described below.

GIS Programming 101 Course Modules

  • Getting Started with Python in ArcGIS
  • The Geoprocessor ArcObjects
  • Basic Python Language Features
  • Obtaining Descriptive Information about ArcGIS Data
  • Using Cursor Objects to Select, Edit, and Add Records to Tables and Feature Classes
  • Enumeration Objects for Listing ArcGIS Data
  • Integrating Python Scripts with ArcToolbox
  • Geoprocessing Tools
  • ArcGIS Server Tools
  • Scheduling Geoprocessing Tasks
  • Using Messages to Report Python Output
  • Final Class Project

Course Details

  • Class Size: 4 – 10 students
  • Dates: March 24th – April 18th
  • Cost: $667
  • Discounts: 15% discounts are available in some cases

For more information or to register please contact eric at

Our new Virtual GIS Classroom blends the best of instructor led and e-learning formats into a new instructor led web based format that allows for more interactivity between the instructor and student, and between students.

Our Internet course platform has the following features for each course:

  • Audio and video lectures
  • Video software demonstrations
  • Supporting exercises and data
  • Class forums and chats
  • The ability to upload course assignments for instructor review
  • Course wikis
  • Supplemental reading materials
  • Quizzes
  • Glossaries
  • Peer assessment
  • Much more!

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