ArcPy: Wrangling Geospatial Data with Python, tomorrow June 26 at WFU

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Francois Dion

Jun 25, 2018, 2:21:16 PM6/25/18
to, Piedmont Linux Users Group
The meeting will start with a back to basics intro, then to the main talk:

"ArcPy: Wrangling Geospatial Data with Python"

by Laura Tateosian


ArcPy, the Python interface for ArcGIS Desktop/ArcGIS Pro, allows you to work with geographic datasets and invoke the powerful tools that have been developed by ESRI for analyzing and visualizing geospatial. This talk will provide an overview of the functionality exposed by the ArcPy API and demonstrate how these functionalities can be invoked.  Python can be used to invoke any of the built-in tools for processing geospatial data (e.g., finding buffer zones to identify streams near proposed highways, intersecting geospatial data layers to find overlap of historical habitat and urban sprawl, calculating changes in landscapes with raster algebra, and so forth).  Attendees will learn how to interpret the ArcPy help documentation  and how Python can be used to call geoprocessing tools, to programmatically manage proprietary GIS data formats (list and describe the data), read and modify proprietary data formats such as shapefiles with arcpy, work with ArcGIS map documents, generate custom ArcGIS GUIs. 


Laura G. Tateosian is a professor at the Center for Geospatial Analytics at North Carolina State University where she leads an active research program in geovisualization and recently authored a textbook on Python for ArcGIS. Her lab works with geoparsing, eye trackers, and open source web mapping and visualization tools to investigate plant disease spread and human trafficking and to develop innovative digital reading environments. She earned her B.A. in Mathematics from Towson University, her M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma, and her Ph.D. in computer science from North Carolina State University. She teaches Python Geospatial Programming and Geovisualization in the Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. and the Master’s in Geospatial Information Science and Technology.  She has traveled extensively and likes to body surf.

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Francois Dion

Jun 26, 2018, 9:04:02 AM6/26/18
to, Piedmont Linux Users Group
Dont forget about lightning talks, if you would like to present something. I'll be covering how to run shell processes, myself.

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