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Python Geospatial Development - Second Edition by Erik Westra

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Chapter 7. Working with Spatial Data

In this chapter we will apply and build on the knowledge we have gained in previous chapters to create a hypothetical web application called DISTAL (Distance-based Identification of Shorelines, Towns And Lakes). In the process of building this application, we will learn the following:

  • Working with substantial amounts of geospatial data stored in a database
  • Performing complex spatial database queries
  • Dealing with accurate distance-based calculations and limiting queries by distance
  • Reviewing and improving a geospatial application's design and implementation
  • Handling usability, quality, and performance issues

About DISTAL

The DISTAL application will have the following basic workflow:

  1. The user starts by selecting the ...

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