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Python Geospatial Development - Second Edition by Erik Westra

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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 ...

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