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ArcGIS API for Python

ArcGIS API for Python is a Python library for working with maps and geospatial data, powered by web GIS. It provides simple and efficient tools for deep learning, sophisticated vector and raster analysis, geocoding, map making, routing and directions, as well as for organizing and managing a GIS with users, groups and information items. In addition to working with your own data, the library enables access to ready to use maps and curated geographic data from Esri and other authoritative sources. It also integrates well with the scientific Python ecosystem and includes rich support for Pandas, Scikit-Learn,, etc. and Jupyter notebook.

To learn more about the API, visit the product page here. You can get in touch with the developers of the API and other users like you at the community page here.

What's included

This SDK repository contains the following items:

  • API Reference Documentation. A hosted version of this can be found here.
  • Samples as Jupyter Notebooks.
  • Guides chapters as Jupyter Notebooks.
  • API Reference Documentation can be found here. Downloads are available for current and previous versions here.

You have multiple ways of executing these notebooks as listed below:

  • Execute locally on your computer by installing anaconda and the API. See Install and set up help Package managers
  • Execute with ArcGIS Pro. See the Install and set up ArcGIS Pro topic. For additional details, see Notebooks in ArcGIS Pro.
  • Execute with ArcGIS Notebooks, hosted on ArcGIS Online. Checkout this group with sample notebooks.
  • Execute in a Dockerised environment. See Install and set up help Installation as Docker image
  • Execute with Binder. See help here


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Anyone and everyone is welcome to contribute. Please see our contribution guideline here.


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