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ArcGIS Blueprints by Eric Pimpler

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Creating the Import Records tool

In this first section, we'll build a Python Toolbox for the crime analysis tools that we'll create over the course of the next two chapters, and we'll create the Import Records tool. By now, you should be comfortable with the basic process of creating an ArcGIS Python Toolbox, so I will provide only a minimum set of instructions to create the toolbox. If needed, refer to the first chapter for the specifics of how to create an ArcGIS Python Toolbox.

The Import Records tool, which will be created in this section, will dynamically Import Records from an online, open records dataset provided by the city of Seattle, WA. This dataset will be accessed through the Socrata Open Data API using the Python requests module. ...

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