Track 2: PYTHON | Room: 1151 | Level: Beginner ★
Tech Requirements: Excel, Python 2.7, ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro
Christopher Jursa, GIS Manager, Washington County, PA
While ArcGIS Desktop is consistently used for routine geoprocessing, other software libraries are regularly required to complete work flows. Tasks such as obtaining, integrating and formatting non-spatial data regularly rely on Excel spreadsheet access, file transfer protocol, unzip utilities and directory listing utilities. Routinely utilizing other software outside of ArcGIS Desktop for can be inconsistent, time consuming, error prone and rigid. The Python environment has capabilities and libraries to automate and unify disparate software. This hands-on instructional session will walk through designing and coding a work flow to process spatial data and also access spreadsheet data, download data via FTP, unzip files and list directory contents to integrate non-spatial data within a Python environment.