Master GeoSpatial data using Python with Packt's new book and e-book

June 2013 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Python Geospatial Development, Second Edition. Packed with simple steps and real-world examples, this practical tutorial will teach users how to develop applications for GIS using the powerful programming language of Python.

About the Author: Erik Westra has been a professional software developer for over 25 years, and has worked almost exclusively in Python for the past decade. He has been involved in the design and implementation of systems matching seekers and providers of goods and services across a range of geographical areas. This work has included the creation of real-time geocoders and map-based views of constantly changing data.

Geospatial data is the information that identifies the geographic location and characteristics of natural or constructed features and boundaries on the earth. There has been an explosion of applications in the area, and this book will teach Python developers all they need to know to understand GIS and its related high-level toolkits.

Python Geospatial Development, Second Edition will show developers how to use tools such as Mapnik for mapping. It explains all the basics involved in GIS, such as location, distance, units, projections, datums, and GIS data formats. Users will be able to draw maps, place data points onto a map, and interact with maps. Using Python, they will be able to convert geospatial data into great looking maps. The book will also cover some of the available frameworks and look at various applications and trends.

This book consists of the following essential chapters:

Chapter 1: Geospatial Development Using Python

Chapter 2: GIS

Chapter 3: Python Libraries for Geospatial Development

Chapter 4: Sources of Geospatial Data

Chapter 5: Working with Geospatial Data in Python

Chapter 6: GIS in the Database

Chapter 7: Working with Spatial Data

Chapter 8: Using Python and Mapnik to Generate Maps

Chapter 9: Web Frameworks for Python Geospatial Development

Chapter 10: Putting it All Together: A Complete Mapping Application

Chapter 11: ShapeEditor: Implementing List View, Import, and Export

Chapter 12: ShapeEditor: Selecting and Editing Features

Python developers will be able to create their applications from scratch by following a practical tutorial-style format. Developers will be able to integrate spatial features into their applications and build a complete mapping application by the end of thisbook. For more information please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/python-geospatial-development-second-edition/book


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