Geog 9021: Introduction to Programming ArcGIS (2 days, 1.6 CEU)
Introduction to programming ArcGIS using the Geoprocessing Environment. Students will learn to create geoprocessing tools that can be combined with other tools, in models and the toolbox, to process complex analysis tasks and automate repetitive data maintenance needs. Scripting with Python is emphasized as the appropriate technology for getting GIS work done by users, and is compatible with ArcGIS modules and all current geospatial data structures: rasters, shapefiles, coverages, and geodatabases. Students need no prior programming experience.