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Python Geospatial Development - Second Edition by Erik Westra

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Summary

In this chapter we have looked at various techniques for using OGR, GDAL, Shapely, and pyproj within Python programs to solve real-world problems. We have learned the following:

  • Reading and writing to vector-format geospatial data in shapefiles
  • Reading and analyzing raster-format geospatial data
  • Changing the datum and projection used by a shapefile
  • Using the Well-Known Text (WKT) format to represent geospatial features and spatial references in plain text
  • Using WKT to transfer geospatial data from one Python library to another
  • Using WKT to store geospatial data in plain text format
  • Using the Shapely library to perform various geospatial calculations on geometries, including distance calculations, dilation, and intersections.
  • Using the pyproj.Proj ...

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