Advanced ArcGIS Programming with Python

Introduction

Advanced ArcGIS Programming with Python is an intermediate/advanced level programming course for ArcGIS Desktop.

ArcGIS Desktop is the leading desktop solution for GIS analysis and mapping. The ArcPy site package, which contains the ArcPy Mapping and Data Access modules, enables Python programmers to access all the GIS functionality provided through ArcGIS Desktop.  ArcPy can be integrated with other open source Python libraries to enhance GUI development, create stunning reports, charts, and graphs, access REST web services, perform statistical analysis, and more. This course will teach you how to take your ArcGIS Desktop application development skills to the next level by integrating the functionality provided by ArcPy with open source Python libraries to create advanced ArcGIS Desktop applications.

This course starts by providing detailed descriptions and examples of how to create ArcGIS Desktop Python toolboxes that will serve as containers for many of the applications that you will build. You’ll then learn how to build tools that can access data from ArcGIS Server using the ArcGIS REST API, integrate additional open source Python libraries into your applications for charting and graphing, advanced GUI development, reading and writing json, csv, and xml format data sources, writing output to Google Earth Pro and more. Along the way, you’ll also learn advanced ArcPy Mapping and ArcPy Data Access module techniques, use Data Driven Pages to automate the creation of map books, access services provided by ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online, and much more. Later modules will teach you some advanced techniques for working with video, social media feeds, and integrating GIS data with Esri Story Maps and ArcGIS Online.

Course Modules

  • Module 1: Creating Custom Tools with ArcGIS Python Toolboxes
  • Module2: Advanced ArcGIS User Interface Development with wxPython
  • Module 3: Accessing ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online Resources with the ArcGIS REST API and Python
  • Module 4: Automating the Production of Map Books with Data Driven Pages and ArcPy
  • Module 5: Accessing GIS Data from Open Source Geodatabases with Python
  • Module 6: Using Plotly to Create Advanced Charts and Graphs
  • Module 7: Accessing ArcGIS Online Services with ArcGIS REST API and Python
  • Module 8: Real Time Twitter Mapping
  • Module 9: Processing Video and GPS Feeds for Story Maps
  • Module 10: Advanced ArcGIS Python Add-In Development

16 GISP Credit Hours

Course Formats and Pricing

Upcoming Sessions

March 24th- Raleigh, NC
June 1st and 2nd - Austin, TX

Class will be held each day from 8:30 – 4:00 at the location provided above.

Upcoming Sessions

None scheduled at this time

Our instructor guided, online classes are conducted through our online training platform.  All lectures are pre-recorded so that you can progress through the materials at your own pace.  The same applies to the exercises.  You will have access to the instructor via email, phone, or chat if you have questions or problems.  The instructor will be in weekly contact with the students in each class session.  Our goal is to get everyone through the materials during the session dates. However, access to the course materials never expires so if you don’t finish during the session dates you will still have access to the materials.

Upcoming Sessions

May 18th and 19th

Our live-online classes are conducted from 9:30 – 5:00 each day.  Classes are delivered via GoToTraining.  You will receive an email containing login instructions for the GoToTraining session on the Wednesday before class begins.

Available Anytime!

Our self-paced classes are delivered through our online training platform.  You will be emailed instructions for creating a login and activating your course.  All lectures are pre-recorded so you can progress through the course at your own pace.  The same applies to the exercise.  The course does not have an expiration date.

You can also register for classes using our registration form.

Michael Philp
Michael PhilpCity of Springville, UT
"Really good course material. Very relevant subject matter." --Michael Philp (City of Springville, UT)
Chris Pollard
Chris PollardDelaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
"Very informative and knowledgeable course. It help determine which direction I should take my further GIS and web programming skills." -- Chris Pollard (Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission)
Aleeta Zeller
Aleeta ZellerChattanooga RPA
Class was well organized, well paced and I learned a lot
Brandon Clark
Brandon ClarkAlabama Power
Knowledgeable instructor, well paced class, applicable information covered, hands-on style
Jason Warzinik
Jason WarzinikBoone County, MO
"I have attended a number of instructor lead  training courses offered by ESRI, which are great in their own right, but the Mastering the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API course gets much more in-depth than they often do.  I really liked the recommended reading, they helped expand the terms being covered in lecture to concrete examples that could be related back to my work more directly instead of just having the lecture and exercises alone.  I learned a lot andwill recommend this and other GeoSpatial Training courses to the GIS'ers I know. Thanks for putting this course together and offering it ...
Kyle Lockhart
Kyle LockhartEscambia County, FL
"I thought the course was very organized. The style of presentation and the lesson format worked well together. It made the informationeasy to understand."  -- Kyle Lockhart (Escambia County, FL)
Chris Hickin
Chris HickinNYC Fire Dept
"These courses are great. I am so pressed for time this is the only way I can acquire extra skills these days. Thank you Eric for all your hard work!" -- Chris Hickin (NYC Fire Dept.)
Pal Herman Sund
Pal Herman Sund
"I really enjoyed the Python/ArcGIS course. For me the right balance between detail and overview. Good work!" - Pal Herman Sund
Matt Gubitosa
Matt GubitosaU.S. EPA
"I strongly and highly recommend it" -- Matt Gubitosa, U.S. EPA
Joseph Monti
Joseph Monti
Definitely got me "over the hump" of being able to grasp Python.