Free E-Learning Module from the ArcGIS 10 Version of our GIS Programming 101 Course

Posted on June 27, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized |

With the impending release of ArcGIS 10 we have been hard at work updating our GIS Programming 101: Mastering Python for Geoprocessing in ArcGIS e-learning course.  The scheduled release date for this course is July 19th.  In the meantime feel free to sample one of the modules from this course.

The ArcPy.Mapping module is new to ArcGIS 10 and brings some really exciting features for mapping automation including the ability to manage map documents and layer files as well as the data within these files.  Support is also provided for automating map export and printing as well as the creation of PDF map books and publication of map documents to ArcGIS Server map services.

The lecture for this module can be found at:

Important Note about Data and Exercises
Note: The data and exercises will only work with ArcGIS 10 so unless you have a pre-release copy you’ll need to wait until the final release to complete the exercises. You will also want to create the following directory structure in Windows Explorer: C:\GeoSpatialTraining\ArcGIS 10\GIS Programming 101\Exercises

It’s not absolutely necessary to create this structure, but the exercises assume that it exists.  Just keep that in mind if you unzip elsewhere.

Exercise Instructions
There are 5 exercises for this module.  Exercise instructions:

Exercise Data

Exercise data:

We will be teaching an Internet based, instructor led version of this course beginning July 19th.  For more details on this course.

Here is a list of all the modules for the complete GIS Programming 101: Mastering Python for Geoprocessing in ArcGIS course

Module 1: Getting Started with Python in ArcGIS
Module 2: Basic Python Language Features
Module 3: Introduction to ArcPy
Module 4: Environment Settings
Module 5: Accessing Geoprocessing Tools and Functions
Module 6: Tool Results, Messaging, and Error Handling
Module 7: Using the ArcPy Mapping Automation Module
Module 8: Creating Lists of GIS Data
Module 9: Getting Descriptive Information about GIS Data
Module 10:  Using Cursor to Select, Edit, and Add Records to Tables and Feature Classes
Module 11: Miscellaneous ArcPy Class
Module 12: Licensing and Extensions
Module 13:  Geoprocessing History


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