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Python for ArcGIS by This book introduces Python scripting for geographic information science (GIS) workflow optimization using ArcGIS. It builds essential programming skills for automating GIS analysis. Python for ArcGIS is designed as a primary textbook for advanced-level students in GIS. Researchers, government specialists and professionals working in GIS will also find this book useful as a reference. Over 200 sample Python scripts and 175 classroom-tested exercises reinforce the learning objectives. [From the publisher]
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Demographic information and maps of the United States, from the Decennial Census and American Community Survey data. 1790-present
Esri Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. They make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story.
Geographical information systems (GIS) are computer-based systems for geographical data presentation and analysis. They allow rapid development of high-quality maps, and enable sophisticated examination of spatial patterns and interrelationships.
Bates College offers software and support for using GIS. All Windows machines in Bates computer labs have ArcMap installed, and ArcGIS Online can be accessed by requesting an account through the form below. We are happy to assist you in using ArcGIS for research or instructional use; let us know via the GIS Consultation Request form. To learn on your own, we have options for self-paced instruction:
Because of our Esri license, Bates affiliates have free access to online web courses through Esri, but you'll need to request an account from the GIS Consultation Request form below.
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