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Python Geospatial Development - Second Edition by Erik Westra

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Prerequisites

Before you can build the ShapeEditor application, make sure that you have installed the following libraries and tools introduced in Chapter 3, Python Libraries for Geospatial Development and Chapter 6, GIS in the Database:

  • OGR
  • Mapnik
  • PROJ.4
  • pyproj
  • PostgreSQL
  • PostGIS
  • psycopg2

You will also need to download and install Django. Django (https://djangoproject.com) comes with GeoDjango built-in, so once you've installed Django itself you're all set to go. Click on the Download link on the Django website and download the latest official version of the Django software. We'll be using Django 1.4 for the ShapeEditor.

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