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Basics of Python (for ArcGIS 10)

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  • Format: Web Course
  • Duration: 1 module (3 hours)
  • Price: $32 USD
  • ArcGIS Version: 10.0
  • Authored by Esri

Using scripts allows you to automate time-consuming and complex processes and perform your GIS work more efficiently. Python is the free, open-source scripting language that has been integrated with ArcGIS 10. This course teaches fundamental concepts you need to know to create Python scripts in ArcGIS. You will learn guidelines for proper Python syntax, techniques to troubleshoot common errors, and how to use loops to test for conditions and execute different code based on the result.

GIS specialists, analysts, managers, and others who want to create Python scripts to automate data management, mapping, and geoprocessing workflows in ArcGIS.


Completion of ArcGIS Desktop II: Tools and Functionality or Learning ArcGIS Desktop or equivalent knowledge is required. No Python experience is required.

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This course helped me in gaining a better understanding of Python as a programming language and some of the rules surrounding the language that I did not know or understand before taking this course.

Ken Carrier, Ohio