Esri Releases Guide about Advanced Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro

New Book Takes Readers beyond the Basics to Improve Their Skill Sets

REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 11, 2020Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the publication of a new book, Advanced Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro. Most GIS jobs today require at least some experience in programming, and Python is often at the top of the list of languages. Moreover, there is increasing interest in developing Python tools to share with others, using third-party packages created by the open-source geospatial community, and applying Python to new areas such as Web GIS.

The natural next step for those who have the skills developed in the foundational book, Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro (2020, Esri Press), Advanced Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro guides readers in growing such skills and workflows as

  • Creating script tools and Python toolboxes.
  • Sharing tools with others.
  • Managing packages using conda.
  • Using third-party packages other than ArcPy.
  • Migrating scripts and tools from ArcGIS Desktop 10.x to ArcGIS Pro.
  • Using the ArcGIS API for Python and Jupyter Notebook.

Helpful points to remember, key terms, and review questions are also included at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning. Exercises and data made available online reinforce concepts taught in the chapters.

Advanced Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro is available in print (ISBN: 9781589486188, 290 pages, US$69.99) and as an e-book (ISBN: 9781589486195, US$69.99). Both editions can be obtained from most online retailers worldwide. The print edition is also available for purchase at or by calling 1-800-447-9778. If outside the United States, visit for complete ordering options, or visit to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact Esri Press book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available, to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than half of all counties (large and small), and 87 of the Forbes Top 100 Colleges in the US, as well as all 15 Executive Departments of the US Government and dozens of independent agencies. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at

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