Introduction to Python Scripting for ArcGIS (GIS 0280)


Phone: 703-993-2109

Fax: 703-993-2121

As an introduction to Python and the arcpy geoprocessing module, GIS 0280 covers basic python syntax, control statements, and the arcpy geoprocessing module, using ArcGIS Model Builder to build syntax, definition functions, handling exceptions and Python. Toolboxes will be discussed. During this three day course, students will learn how to create python scripts for automation, through classroom discussion and demonstrations, including guided and practical exercises. Extensive knowledge of ArcGIS is required (with experience working with Model Builder).

Prerequisite(s): GIS 0110: Introduction to ArcGIS
Courses are offered in a three day seminar format. Classes can be taken individually to strengthen your working knowledge or as part of the certificate program to enhance your career development. Certificate and non-certificate students are awarded 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit) per ten hours of successful classroom participation. It is possible to complete the certificate in 4 to 36 months. Tailored seminars taught on your premises can be arranged, please call 703-993-2109 or e-mail for details.
This course is part of the Geographic Information Systems certificate program. It may also be taken alone without pursuing a certificate.

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