Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python

Packt Publishing, 2013 - 346 páginas
Annotation Geospatial analysis is used in almost every field you can think of from medicine, to defense, to farming. It is an approach to use statistical analysis and other informational engineering to data which has a geographical or geospatial aspect. And this typically involves applications capable of geospatial display and processing to get a compiled and useful data."Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python" uses the expressive and powerful Python programming language to guide you through geographic information systems, remote sensing, topography, and more. It explains how to use a framework in order to approach Geospatial analysis effectively, but on your own terms."Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python" starts with a background of the field, a survey of the techniques and technology used, and then splits the field into its component speciality areas: GIS, remote sensing, elevation data, advanced modelling, and real-time data. This book will teach you everything there is to know, from using a particular software package or API to using generic algorithms that can be applied to Geospatial analysis. This book focuses on pure Python whenever possible to minimize compiling platform-dependent binaries, so that you dont become bogged down in just getting ready to do analysis."Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python" will round out your technical library with handy recipes and a good understanding of a field that supplements many a modern day human endeavors.

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Joel Lawhead is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for NVisionSolutions.com, an award-winning firm specializing in Geospatial technology integration and sensor engineering. Joel started using Python in 1997 and began combining it with geospatial software development in 2000. Joel has been published in two editions of the O'Reilly Python Cookbook. He is also the developer of the widely-used, open-source Python Shapefile Library (PyShp) and maintains the geospatial technical blog GeospatialPython.com and Twitter feed @SpatialPython discussing the use of Python programming language within the geospatial industry. In 2011, Joel reverse-engineered and published the undocumented ShapeFile spatial indexing format and assisted fellow geospatial Python developer, Marc Pfister, in reversing the algorithm used, allowing developers around the world to create better-integrated and more robust geospatial applications involving ShapeFiles. Joel has served as the lead architect, project manager, and co-developer for geospatial applications used by US government agencies including NASA, FEMA, NOAA, and the US Navy, as well as many commercial and non-profit organizations. In 2002, Joel received the international "Esri Special Achievment in GIS" award for work on the Real-Time Emergency Action Coordination Tool (REACT) for emergency management using geospatial analysis.

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