Esri Developer Summit

March 7-10, 2017  |  Palm Springs, California

Introduction to GeoProcessing Scripts Using Python

Sunday, March 8

8:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Hilton Palm Springs

Monday, March 9

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Hilton Palm Springs


Python scripts can reduce the time spent on complex or repetitive tasks, enabling GIS staff to be more productive.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring a laptop or desktop computer.Unfortunately for this course, loaner or classroom machines are NOT provided or available. You must bring your own.
Each student’s machine must already have a copy of ArcGIS for Desktop (v10.2 or later) installed and licensed, ready to use, prior to the start of class. If you do not have a licensed full-production copy of ArcGIS for Desktop, you can download, install, and license a free 60-day Trial from here: Or you can purchase your own Home Use license of ArcGIS for Desktop software for $100 from here:

Why do I need this class?

This course teaches how to create Python scripts to automate tasks related to data management, feature editing, geoprocessing and analysis, and map production using ArcGIS. You will also learn how to share your Python scripts so your key GIS workflows are accessible to others.


All attendees must be knowledgeable in Python syntax and experience creating Python scripts is required. For those new to Python, Python for Everyone is strongly recommended. Completion of ArcGIS 2: Essential Workflows and ArcGIS 3: Performing Analysis or equivalent knowledge is also required.