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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

Mapbox Studio

Creating a custom basemap can be a time-consuming process for even experienced cartographers. To help ease this process, Mapbox engineers have used Open Street Map (OSM) data to generate pre-built custom basemaps that can be used in commercial and non-commercial applications. Using Mapbox Studio, these styles can also be adjusted to add more custom touches. Also, basemaps can be built from the ground up to create a specific look for your application:

To access Mapbox Studio, log into the Account Dashboard and click the Mapbox Studio link. In this Studio environment, you can manage basemaps, tilesets, and datasets.

Customizing a basemap

Click the New Style button and select the Satellite Streets theme:

A quick tutorial explains the customization options. A variety of available layers have been added, and both their labeling and styling can be adjusted by clicking on the layers in the table of contents. New layers can be added as well, including account tilesets:

Map zoom levels,...