Programming ArcGIS with Python Workshop – Intermediate


In Part 2 of the Programming ArcGIS with Python Workshop you will learn intermediate level programming ArcGIS with Python skills.  This class is based on the book Programming ArcGIS with Python Cookbook (2nd Edition), written by our owner, Eric Pimpler.  The course materials are applicable to ArcGIS Desktop 10.5 through 10.1.

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 geoprocessing tasks with Python.  The workshop is designed around the content of the book.  In addition to all the workshop materials, each student will also receive a copy of the book and lifetime access to all the course content over the web.


Bundle with Programming with ArcGIS with Python Workshop – Introduction

Course Modules

  • Module 1: Using the Arcpy Data Access Module with Feature Classes and Tables
  • Module 2: Listing and Describing GIS Data
  • Module 3: Customizing the ArcGIS Desktop Interface with AddIns
  • Module 4: Error Handling and Trouble Shooting
  • Module 5: Using the ArcGIS REST API with Python to Access ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online
  • Module 6: 5 Things Every GIS Programmer Should Know

Course exercises include:

  • Using cursors to select, insert, update and delete data from feature classes and tables
  • Retrieving features from a feature class with a SearchCursor
  • Filtering records with a where clause
  • Improving cursor performance with geometry tokens
  • Inserting rows with an InsertCursor (feature classes and tables)
  • Updating rows with an UpdateCursor (feature classes and tables)
  • Deleting rows with an UpdateCursor (feature classes and tables)
  • Using edit sessions to insert and update rows
  • Reading geometry from a feature class
  • Using Walk() to navigate directories
  • Downloading and installing the Python Add-In wizard
  • Creating a button add-in
  • Creating a tool add-in
  • Using the Python addins module
  • Installing and testing an add-in
  • Getting started with the ArcGIS REST API
  • Making HTTP requests and parsing the response with Python
  • Exporting a map with the ArcGIS REST API and Python
  • Querying a map service with the REST API
  • Getting layer information with the ArcGIS REST API
  • Geocoding with the Esri World Geocoding Service
  • Populating a feature class with data using InsertCursor and the ArcGIS REST API
  • Retrieving files from an ftp server
  • Creating ZIP files
  • Reading JSON and XML files

8 GISP Credit Hours

Purchase as part of Annual License

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.

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)
Joseph Monti
Joseph Monti
Definitely got me "over the hump" of being able to grasp Python.
Matt Gubitosa
Matt GubitosaU.S. EPA
"I strongly and highly recommend it" -- Matt Gubitosa, U.S. EPA
Aleeta Zeller
Aleeta ZellerChattanooga RPA
Class was well organized, well paced and I learned a lot
Michael Philp
Michael PhilpCity of Springville, UT
"Really good course material. Very relevant subject matter." --Michael Philp (City of Springville, UT)
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
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.)
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 ...
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)
Brandon Clark
Brandon ClarkAlabama Power
Knowledgeable instructor, well paced class, applicable information covered, hands-on style

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