Chapter 1. Geospatial Development Using Python
This chapter provides an overview of the Python programming language and geospatial development. Please note that this is not a tutorial on how to use the Python language; Python is easy to learn, but the details are beyond the scope of this book.
In this chapter, we will cover:
- What the Python programming language is, and how it differs from other languages
- An introduction to the Python Standard Library and the Python Package Index
- What the terms "geospatial data" and "geospatial development" refer to
- An overview of the process of accessing, manipulating, and displaying geospatial data
- Some of the major applications for geospatial development
- Some of the recent trends in the field of geospatial development ...