This course in GIS customization introduces the Esri Desktop GIS development environment using Python scripting. Topics include writing Python Scripts, extending the functionality of GIS models, importing external .txt files, creating custom tools and integrating with other development environments.
**IMPORTANT: The final exam must be written at an approved Exam Centre only. See "How do I write my GIS online final exams?" at https://www.bcit.ca/construction/gisresources/faq/studentspt.shtml. Students must be accepted into the GIS program and completed the prerequisites prior to registration of this course. To receive approval, please email your BCIT Student ID to email@example.com. For more information about online courses at BCIT, please visit: https://www.bcit.ca/distance/foryou.shtml Students must check your my.bcit.ca e-mail account for start-up instructions sent upon registration of this course. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 4-6 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. Most of our online learning courses require a textbook. You can search for your course textbook at : www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/ If no textbook is listed, course material will be provided via e-mail.
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This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 20 at 9:00 am (PST)
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Develop custom labels and field calculations using python.
Automate existing models by adding python scripting.
Create custom class and function definitions in python.
Use existing GIS software components to create a customized set of tools.
Investigate other development environments used by Desktop GIS software.
Effective as of Fall 2018
GIST 8138 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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