This last post in the Planning your DevSummit series will help you pick which Geoprocessing sessions you should attend at the 2010 Developer Summit. We’re really excited by all the technical sessions, user presentations, demo theaters and seminars we’ve got lined up for you and there is certainly a lot to take in. Hopefully we can help make planning your days at the DevSummit that little bit easier
The Technical Sessions
At ArcGIS 10, Geoprocessing gains some significant new features and tied in with that is the greater role that Python plays. There are sessions that cover Python’s increased scope and which take you in great detail through some of the common tasks you’ll be able to use Python for.
Day 0: Presummit Seminars
Getting Started with Python in ArcGIS (8:30am) is a good overview session whether you are new to Python or just want to get a handle on what’s new at ArcGIS 10. Or perhaps you already know Python but don’t know how it fits in with ArcGIS. There will be demonstrations of techniques and best practices for using Python in the new embedded Python interpreter.
Until ArcGIS 10, Python has been used within the Geoprocessing framework. Now, Python gains new abilities including automating mapping tasks. Get an overview and demonstrations of the ArcPy module and its capabilities at Python Scripting for Map Automation in ArcGIS 10 (4:30pm).
Designing and Building Geoprocessing Tools (10:30am) will take you through building robust, well-defined geoprocessing tools, including integration with ModelBuilder. This session is repeated on Day 3.
Following on from this is Python Scripting and Tool Development (2:45pm) which goes into more detail on the new functionality available at ArcGIS 10. You should attend the morning’s Designing and Building Geoprocessing Tools if you’re attending this session.
With the help of a couple of case studies, Building and Optimizing Geoprocessing Services in ArcGIS Server (4:30pm) takes you through building geoprocessing services with ArcGIS Server. You’ll learn everything you need to know to build fast and efficient services.
You can download the complete Geoprocessing sessions overview as a PDF document to bring with you to the DevSummit as a convenient reference.
That’s it for the Planning your DevSummit series. We hope you’ve found these guides useful and let us know in what you think of them in the comments. If you’re coming to Palm Springs next week, safe travels and we look forward to seeing you there.
- ArcGIS Server: Web APIs (Overview PDF)
- ArcGIS Server: GIS Services (Overview PDF)
- ArcGIS Server: Administration (Overview PDF)
- ArcGIS Desktop (Overview PDF)
- ArcGIS Mobile (Overview PDF)
- ArcGIS Geodatabase (Overview PDF)
- ArcGIS Geoprocessing (Overview PDF)