Python Geospatial Development Essentials

Utilize Python with open source libraries to build a lightweight, portable, and customizable GIS desktop application

Python Geospatial Development Essentials

Essentials
Karim Bahgat

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Utilize Python with open source libraries to build a lightweight, portable, and customizable GIS desktop application
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782175407
Paperback192 pages

Book Description

This book provides you with the resources to successfully develop your own GIS application in Python. The book begins by walking you through the loading and saving of data structures before you start to build the look and feel of your application and create its interactive map window. You'll then move on to managing, editing, and analyzing spatial data from within the application and finish with instructions for packaging the application for distribution.

By the end of the book, you should be able to use your GIS application as a template for further development, with the potential to expand and customize it to suit your needs.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Preparing to Build Your Own GIS Application
Why reinvent the wheel?
Setting up your computer
Installing third-party packages
Imagining the roadmap ahead
Summary
Chapter 2: Accessing Geodata
The approach
Vector data
Raster data
Summary
Chapter 3: Designing the Visual Look of Our Application
Setting up the GUI package
Creating the toolkit building blocks
Using the toolkit to build the GUI
Testing our application
Summary
Chapter 4: Rendering Our Geodata
Rendering
Interactively rendering our maps
Putting it all together
Summary
Chapter 5: Managing and Organizing Geographic Data
Creating the management module
Inspecting files
Organizing files
Weaving functionality into the user interface
Summary
Chapter 6: Analyzing Geographic Data
Creating the analysis module
Analyzing data
Weaving functionality into the user interface
Summary
Chapter 7: Packaging and Distributing Your Application
Attaching an application logo
The application start up script
Packaging your application
Creating an installer
Summary
Chapter 8: Looking Forward
Improvements to the user interface
Other variations of the user interface
Adding more GIS functionality
Expanding to other platforms
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Design and structure a basic GIS application based on existing tools
  • Customize Tkinter application widgets to make your very own toolkit of flexible and reusable GIS widgets
  • Load, manipulate, and save spatial data, both vector and raster
  • Create an interactive and zoomable window for visualizing spatial data
  • Manage and organize spatial data
  • Create the beginnings of a comprehensive Python library for many types of geospatial tasks, and use this API as the engine behind your application
  • Package your final application into a lightweight and portable executable application

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Preparing to Build Your Own GIS Application
Why reinvent the wheel?
Setting up your computer
Installing third-party packages
Imagining the roadmap ahead
Summary
Chapter 2: Accessing Geodata
The approach
Vector data
Raster data
Summary
Chapter 3: Designing the Visual Look of Our Application
Setting up the GUI package
Creating the toolkit building blocks
Using the toolkit to build the GUI
Testing our application
Summary
Chapter 4: Rendering Our Geodata
Rendering
Interactively rendering our maps
Putting it all together
Summary
Chapter 5: Managing and Organizing Geographic Data
Creating the management module
Inspecting files
Organizing files
Weaving functionality into the user interface
Summary
Chapter 6: Analyzing Geographic Data
Creating the analysis module
Analyzing data
Weaving functionality into the user interface
Summary
Chapter 7: Packaging and Distributing Your Application
Attaching an application logo
The application start up script
Packaging your application
Creating an installer
Summary
Chapter 8: Looking Forward
Improvements to the user interface
Other variations of the user interface
Adding more GIS functionality
Expanding to other platforms
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781782175407
Paperback192 pages
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