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Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python - Second Edition by Joel Lawhead

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Chapter 1. Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python

This chapter is an overview of geospatial analysis. We will see how geospatial technology is currently impacting our world with a case study of one of the worst disease epidemics that the world has ever seen and how geospatial analysis helped stop the deadly virus in its tracks. Next, we'll step through the history of geospatial analysis, which predates computers and even paper maps! Then, we'll examine why you might want to learn a programming language as a geospatial analyst as opposed to just using geographic information system (GIS) applications. We'll realize the importance of making geospatial analysis as accessible as possible to the broadest number of people. Then, we'll step through ...

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