In our Introduction to Programming ArcGIS Pro with Python course you will learn introductory level Python skills with ArcGIS Pro to automate your geoprocessing tasks.
We’ll start with an overview of the basic programming constructs of Python version 3.4. You’ll learn how to create variables, assign data to variables, work with lists, dictionary, and tuples, branch your code with if/else, for, and while statements, work with classes and objects, and other fundamentals.
Next, in Module 2, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the Arcpy core library along with several sub-modules including the Mapping and Data Access modules. You’ll learn also learn the basic classes and functions from the Arcpy core library.
In Module 3 you’ll learn how to handle error and exceptions in your code. Using the Python try/except code block along with error messages that are generated in ArcPy you’ll understand how to gracefully trap and recover from the inevitable errors in your code.
Modules 4 through 7 cover the Arcpy Mapping module in exhaustive details. In Module 4 you’ll learn how to write geoprocessing scripts that manage your projects as well as the maps, layers, and tables that are part of your projects. You’ll learn how to programmatically add and remove layers from a map, update symbology and properties of layers, and much more including working with the new Camera and Bookmark classes. In Module 5 you’ll learn how to work with layouts. In ArcGIS Pro you can have multiple layout views so you’ll learn how to manage these objects, make programmatic changes to the elements in the layouts, and export or print the layouts. Module 6 covers the automation of map production and printing including the use of map books. Finally, in Module 7 you’ll discover how to find and fix broken data links in your ArcGIS Pro project files.
Module 8 covers the creation of custom georpocessing toolboxes and script tool to provide a user interface for your geoprocessing scripts.
This course is offered in a variety of formats including live-classroom, live-online, instructor guided-online, and self-paced. This is a hands-on style workshop with lots of exercises designed to teach you how to automate your ArcGIS Pro geoprocessing tasks with Python.
- Module 1: Introduction to Version 3.4 of the Python Programming Language
- Module 2: Introduction to using Arcpy in ArcGIS Pro
- Module 3: Error Handling and Trouble Shooting
- Module 4: Using the Arcpy Mapping Module to Manage Projects, Maps, and Layers
- Module 5: Managing Layouts with the Arcpy Mapping Module
- Module 6: Automating Map Production and Printing
- Module 7: Updating and Fixing Data Sources
- Module 8: Creating Custom Geoprocessing Tools
16 GISP Credit Hours
Course Formats and Pricing
Class will be held each day from 8:30 – 4:00 at the location provided above.
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.
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.
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.