Geoprocessing is an essential aspect of GIS that provides the ability to analyze and process geographic data. Geoprocessing tools can be accessed in ArcGIS via ArcToolbox, ModelBuilder, or Python scripts. ArcGIS ModelBuilder allows users with little to no programming skills to develop automated data processing routines within ArcGIS using a graphical interface.
ArcGIS’ ModelBuilder provides a graphical modeling framework for designing and implementing geoprocessing models that can include system tools, scripts, other models, and data that are linked together to form an analysis or processing workflow. Because ModelBuilder uses a graphical interface that is integrated with ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcToolbox, users can create Models without the need of learning a programming language. However a model can be extended using Python scripts.
This class introduces student to ModelBuilder and how it can be used to create automated routines and workflows. Students learn how to create, use and share interactive models within the ArcGIS platform. They also learn how to document models so others can use them for their intended purposes. Lastly students are shown how models may be exported as images or python scripts.
- Introduction to ModelBuilder
- Creating Interactive Models
- Controlling Process Order within a Model
- Setting Environment Variables in a Model
- Batch Processing within a Model Using Lists, User Input, and Iterations
- Creating Help and Other Documentation for Models
- Exporting Models to Python Scripts
- Introduction to ArcPy Module
16 GISP Credit Hours
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