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Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python - Third Edition

By : Joel Lawhead
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Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python - Third Edition

By: Joel Lawhead

Overview of this book

Geospatial analysis is used in almost every domain you can think of, including defense, farming, and even medicine. With this systematic guide, you'll get started with geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing analysis using the latest features in Python. This book will take you through GIS techniques, geodatabases, geospatial raster data, and much more using the latest built-in tools and libraries in Python 3.7. You'll learn everything you need to know about using software packages or APIs and generic algorithms that can be used for different situations. Furthermore, you'll learn how to apply simple Python GIS geospatial processes to a variety of problems, and work with remote sensing data. By the end of the book, you'll be able to build a generic corporate system, which can be implemented in any organization to manage customer support requests and field support personnel.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
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Section 1: The History and the Present of the Industry
Section 2: Geospatial Analysis Concepts
Section 3: Practical Geospatial Processing Techniques

Using real-time data

Web mashups often use real-time data. Web mashups are amazing and have changed the way many different industries operate. But they are typically limited in that they usually just display pre-processed data on a map and give developers access to a JavaScript API. But what if you want to process the data in some way? What if you want to filter, change, and then send it to another system? To use real-time data for geospatial analysis, you need to be able to access it as point data or a georeferenced raster.

You can find out more about web map mashups here:

As with examples in the previous chapters, the scripts are as simple as possible and designed to be read from start to finish without much mental looping. When functions are used they are listed first, followed by script variable...