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Mastering Geospatial Analysis with Python

By : Silas Toms, Paul Crickard, Eric van Rees
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Mastering Geospatial Analysis with Python

By: Silas Toms, Paul Crickard, Eric van Rees

Overview of this book

Python comes with a host of open source libraries and tools that help you work on professional geoprocessing tasks without investing in expensive tools. This book will introduce Python developers, both new and experienced, to a variety of new code libraries that have been developed to perform geospatial analysis, statistical analysis, and data management. This book will use examples and code snippets that will help explain how Python 3 differs from Python 2, and how these new code libraries can be used to solve age-old problems in geospatial analysis. You will begin by understanding what geoprocessing is and explore the tools and libraries that Python 3 offers. You will then learn to use Python code libraries to read and write geospatial data. You will then learn to perform geospatial queries within databases and learn PyQGIS to automate analysis within the QGIS mapping suite. Moving forward, you will explore the newly released ArcGIS API for Python and ArcGIS Online to perform geospatial analysis and create ArcGIS Online web maps. Further, you will deep dive into Python Geospatial web frameworks and learn to create a geospatial REST API.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell
Geoprocessing with Geodatabases

All things cartographic

Founded in 2010 by Eric Gunderson, Mapbox has expanded rapidly and grown beyond its startup roots to become a leader in the cartographic renaissance. Their MapboxGL JavaScript API is a useful library for creating interactive web maps and data visualizations. They have contributed multiple open mapping specifications, including vector tiles, to the geospatial community.  

With a core focus on providing custom basemap tiles to map and app developers, Mapbox has positioned themselves as the leading software company for web mapping and mobile applications. The two Python modules used in this chapter allow GIS managers and developers to integrate their services and tools into an enterprise geographic information ecosystem.

How to integrate Mapbox into your GIS 

With their JavaScript libraries and the new MapboxGL—Jupyter Python module, Mapbox tools are easier than ever to use. Geospatial developers and programmers can integrate their tools into existing GIS workflows or can...