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What is ArcGIS Notebooks?

ArcGIS Notebooks is a powerful web-based interface for geospatial data analysis. You can perform analysis, automate workflows, and immediately visualize data and analysis results in a geographic context.

Notebook also provide an integrated platform to create, share, and run data science, data management, and administrative scripts.

The ArcGIS Notebook is made available for the way you work:

  • On your workstation
  • Across your enterprise
  • In the cloud
  • As part of your developer ecosystem

ArcGIS Notebook Server

ArcGIS Notebook Server is a complete data science platform integrated with the ArcGIS Enterprise portal.

It’s using the Python programming language, you can perform spatial analysis, craft data science and machine learning workflows, manage GIS data and content, and automate ArcGIS Enterprise administrative tasks.

How Notebooks work?

  1. Add Data: Access your data, built by the ArcGIS community and Esri’s team of cartographers, demographers and statisticians.
  2. Visualize: Create beautiful maps and visualizations that tell a story. Explore data distributions, find patterns, and view results in 2D and 3D.
  3. Analyze: Combine industry-leading spatial analytics from ArcGIS with open source Python libraries to solve complex problems and build precise models.
  4. Share: Make your models accessible and easy to find, increasing transparency and efficiency. Better collaborate with other analysts and data scientists.

Creating Notebooks

You can create and edit notebooks in ArcGIS Notebooks when you see Notebook at the top of your organization’s portal.

If you do not see Notebook in your portal, work with your organization’s administrator to enable access to ArcGIS Notebook. Once you have access, you can create your first notebook and start your journey to learn spatial data science with ArcGIS Notebooks.

Step 1: Create a notebook in ArcGIS Notebooks

1. Click Notebook to open your first notebook in ArcGIS Notebooks.

(Before your notebook opens, the Select a runtime to be used with your new notebook prompt appears. Learn more about runtimes)

2. In the Welcome to ArcGIS Notebooks window, choose ArcGIS Notebook Python 3 Standard – 4.0
and click Open.

Step 2: Explore the cells of your Notebook

1. Double click the Welcome to your notebook cell to make it editable.

2. Click Run to execute the cell.

The first cell is executed and turns into a header line.

3. Double click the same cell to edit it. Insert two number signs (#) in the cell before Welcome to your notebook.

4. Click Run. (Notice the header has become smaller)

5. Remove the two number signs from the header and press Enter. On the second line, type anythings.

6. Click Run.

The second markdown cell provides instructions for the first code cell. This cell calls the GIS module from the Python API and connects to your ArcGIS Online organization.

7. Double-click the first code cell and click Run.

Step 3: Save your notebook to ArcGIS Online

1. On the ribbon, click Save and choose Save As.

2. 2. Fill out the item metadata and save the notebook.

Notebooks in ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Notebooks integrated into ArcGIS Pro, you can perform analysis and immediately view results in a geographic context, interact with the emerging data, document and automate your workflow, and save it for later use or share it.

All Python functionality in ArcGIS Pro is available through ArcGIS Notebook, including core Python functionality, the Python standard library, ArcPy, ArcGIS API for Python, and the numerous third-party libraries included with ArcGIS Pro.

Learn more about ArcGIS Notebooks in ArcGIS Pro.

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