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Python Geospatial Development - Second Edition by Erik Westra

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Summary

In this chapter, we briefly introduced the Python programming language and the main concepts behind geospatial development. We have seen:

  • That Python is a very high-level language eminently suited to the task of geospatial development.
  • That there are a number of libraries which can be downloaded to make it easier to perform geospatial development work in Python.
  • That the term "geospatial data" refers to information that is located on the earth's surface using coordinates.
  • That the term "geospatial development" refers to the process of writing computer programs that can access, manipulate, and display geospatial data.
  • That the process of accessing geospatial data is non-trivial, thanks to differing file formats and data standards.
  • What types ...

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