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 ...