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Python Geospatial Development - Second Edition by Erik Westra

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Summary

In this chapter, we finished implementing a sophisticated geospatial web application using GeoDjango, Mapnik, PostGIS, OGR, and pyproj. This application is useful in its own right, as well as being a springboard to developing your own geospatial web applications.

We have learned:

  • That we can easily create our own Tile Map Server using Mapnik and GeoDjango.
  • That we can include OpenLayers on our own web pages, independent of GeoDjango, and display map data from our Tile Map Server.
  • How to create a custom "click handler" to respond to mouse-clicks within an OpenLayers map.
  • That we can use AJAX calls to have the server respond to events within the web browser.
  • That GeoDjango provides a powerful query language for performing spatial queries without ...

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