Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python - Second Edition

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Learn
  • Automate Geospatial analysis workflows using Python
  • Code the simplest possible GIS in 60 lines of Python
  • Mold thematic maps with Python tools
  • Get hold of the various forms that geospatial data comes in
  • Produce elevation contours using Python tools
  • Create flood inundation models
  • Apply Geospatial analysis to find out about real-time data tracking and for storm chasing
About

Geospatial Analysis is used in almost every field you can think of from medicine, to defense, to farming. This book will guide you gently into this exciting and complex field. It walks you through the building blocks of geospatial analysis and how to apply them to influence decision making using the latest Python software.

Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python, 2nd Edition uses the expressive and powerful Python 3 programming language to guide you through geographic information systems, remote sensing, topography, and more, while providing a framework for you to approach geospatial analysis effectively, but on your own terms. We start by giving you a little background on the field, and a survey of the techniques and technology used. We then split the field into its component specialty areas: GIS, remote sensing, elevation data, advanced modeling, and real-time data.

This book will teach you everything you need to know about, Geospatial Analysis from using a particular software package or API to using generic algorithms that can be applied. This book focuses on pure Python whenever possible to minimize compiling platform-dependent binaries, so that you don’t become bogged down in just getting ready to do analysis. This book will round out your technical library through handy recipes that will give you a good understanding of a field that supplements many a modern day human endeavors.

Features
  • Construct applications for GIS development by exploiting Python
  • This focuses on built-in Python modules and libraries compatible with the Python Packaging Index distribution system—no compiling of C libraries necessary
  • This practical, hands-on tutorial teaches you all about Geospatial analysis in Python
Page Count 394
Course Length 11 hours 49 minutes
ISBN 9781783552429
Date Of Publication 31 Dec 2015

Authors

Joel Lawhead

Joel Lawhead is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional, a certified GIS Professional, and the Chief Information Officer of NVision Solutions Inc., an award-winning firm specializing in geospatial technology integration and sensor engineering for NASA, FEMA, NOAA, the US Navy, and many other commercial and non-profit organizations. Joel began using Python in 1997 and started combining it with geospatial software development in 2000. He has authored multiple editions of Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python and QGIS Python Programming Cookbook, both from Packt. He is also the developer of the open source Python Shapefile Library (PyShp) and maintains a geospatial technical blog, GeospatialPython, and Twitter feed, @SpatialPython.