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Author Bahgat, Karim, author

Title Python Geospatial Development Essentials / Bahgat, Karim
Edition First edition
Published Packt Publishing, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (192 pages)
Summary Utilize Python with open source libraries to build a lightweight, portable, and customizable GIS desktop application In Detail 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. 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 Downloading the example code for this book. You can download the example code files for all Packt books you have purchased from your account at If you purchased this book elsewhere, you can visit and register to have the files e-mailed directly to you
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Copyright © 2015 Packt Publishing
Issuing Body Made available through: Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company
Subject Python (Computer program language)
Form Electronic book
Author Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company