join PYPTUG at out next monthly meeting (June 26th 2018) to learn more
about the Python programming language, modules and tools. Python is the
language to learn if you've never programmed before, and at the other
end, it is also a tool that no expert would do without.
The meeting will start with a back to basics introduction.
Then on 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
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.
We will have
some time for extemporaneous "lightning talks" of 5-10 minute duration.
If you'd like to do one, some suggestions of talks were provided here,
if you are looking for inspiration. Or talk about a project you are
Tuesday, June 26th 2018
Meeting starts at 6:00PM
Wake Forest University, close to Polo Rd and University Parkway:
room: Manchester 241
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
And speaking of parking: Parking after 5pm is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The official parking policy is:
"Visitors can park in any general
parking lot on campus. Visitors should avoid reserved spaces,
faculty/staff lots, fire lanes or other restricted area on campus.
Frequent visitors should contact Parking and Transportation to register
for a parking permit."
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