General Information

Python is the (other) language of data analytics, used at small and large scales to ingest, manage, analyze and visualize data of all kinds. This half-day workshop will occur in two sessions: an introduction to Python for data manipulation, and visualizing geospatial data with Python, ArcPy and open source geospatial packages.

SESYNC Instructors:
Ian Carroll, Data Scientist @ SESYNC

9:00 am - 12:30 pm ET on Feb 19, 2017


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Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.). For the best possible experience, please install the software noted below prior to the day of the workshop.


Wednesday 9:00 am Introduction to Python
  10:30 Break
  10:45 Python, ArcPy and CartoPy for GIS
  12:15 Wrap-up / Questions

Pre-workshop Instructions

The training relies on having a Python distribution installed on your laptop, access to SESYNC’s WinAnalytics server, and an up-to-date internet browser.

  1. The lesson is tested on Chrome and Firefox, use IE or Safari at your own risk.
  2. Check your access to to WinAnalytics if you have not used this server before.
  3. Install Anaconda for Python 2.7 (on Windows, use the 32-bit version). Anaconda should peacefully coexist with any Python distribution you have already installed. Even though it is not possible to use ArcPy from Mac OS, everyone should still choose the appropriate installer from the table below.
Operating System Anaconda Installer