Improved Documentation and integration with Arcpy and the Python API

02-06-2019 05:47 AM
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As my company moves from desktop power users to AGOL web GIS I am finding myself transitioning to the ArcGIS API for Python from Arcpy. However, there doesn't seem to be a clear bridge between the arcpy tools that have lead us to success and the Python API tools that will hopefully spread our influence. Even though both are happy in the python environment their compatibility seems limited.

A very real possibility is I just haven't figured it out yet, but I have yet to see clear documentation on how the two are to work together. The most powerful tools are still in arcpy but the most efficient tools for handling and visualizing AGOL data are in the Python API; an effective workflow would allow the combination of the two.

Has anyone else run into the same obstacles? Is there documentation out there? Any suggestions on the the gap can be filled.

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