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Python Geospatial Development - Third 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 see:

  • What the Python programming language is and how it differs from other languages
  • How the Python Standard Library and the Python Package Index make Python even more powerful
  • What the terms geospatial data and geospatial development refer to
  • An overview of the process of accessing, manipulating, and displaying geospatial data. How geospatial data can be accessed, manipulated, and displayed.
  • Some of the major applications of geospatial ...

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