I have ArcGIS API for Python installed and when I use below line, am getting error as

ModuleNotFoundError: No module named arcgis

from arcgis.gis import GIS

Please refer to Imagec

  • How did you install arcgis? Do you have different Python installations on your machine? Also, when pasting errors or code on this page I recommend you paste the text and format the code using the { } button rather than pasting images. Aug 20, 2019 at 15:45
  • look at this community.esri.com/thread/…
    – Fran Raga
    Aug 20, 2019 at 15:46
  • Which product are you using? Python with arcgis pro is anaconda based and Python is 3.6. Also you have to Start pyscripter with a batch File, activating the anaconda Environment. Aug 21, 2019 at 6:06

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When using PyScripter with arcgis pro you should call the IDE with a batch script, to activate the anaconda environment. There are batch files shipped with arcgis pro which i use to call PyScripter:

@echo off
set pyhome=%PROGRAMFILES%\ArcGIS\Pro\bin\Python\envs\arcgispro-py3
set pyscrpt=%~pd0\PyScripter\PyScripter.exe

if not exist "%pyhome%" (
    echo Can't find "%%pyhome%%". Can't start PyScripter.
    goto eof

if not exist "%pyscrpt%" (
    echo Can't find "%%pyscrpt%%". Can't start PyScripter.
    goto eof

call "%PROGRAMFILES%\ArcGIS\Pro\bin\Python\Scripts\activate"
start "PyScripter" "%pyscrpt%" --PYTHON36 --pythondllpath="%pyhome%"

So in the first two lines (after the @echo off) I declare the locations (directories) as variables. They have to match your own installation, of course

  • The first (%pyhome%) defines the Python directory, which comes with arcgis pro
  • The second (%pyscrpt%) is the path to the PyScripter executable: pysripter.exe

I run PyScripter with start and the given commandline options to use the correct python version and path. Currently this is Python3.6.

Screenshot of PyScripter

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