Introduction to GIS Programming and Fundamentals with Python and ArcGIS®

Chaowei Yang, Manzhu Yu, Qunying Huang, Zhenlong Li, Min Sun, Kai Liu, Yongyao Jiang, Jizhe Xia

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Combining GIS concepts and fundamental spatial thinking methodology with real programming examples, this book introduces popular Python-based tools and their application to solving real-world problems. It elucidates the programming constructs of Python with its high-level toolkits and demonstrates its integration with ArcGIS Theory. Filled with hands-on computer exercises in a logical learning workflow this book promotes increased interactivity between instructors and students while also benefiting professionals in the field with vital knowledge to sharpen their programming skills. Readers receive expert guidance on modules, package management, and handling shapefile formats needed to build their own mini-GIS. Comprehensive and engaging commentary, robust contents, accompanying datasets, and classroom-tested exercises are all housed here to permit users to become competitive in the GIS/IT job market and industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages302
ISBN (Electronic)9781466510098
ISBN (Print)9781466510081
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Engineering


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