Utilize Python with open source libraries to build a lightweight, portable, and customizable GIS desktop application
This book provides you with the resources to successfully develop your own GIS application in Python. The book begins by walking you through the loading and saving of data structures before you start to build the look and feel of your application and create its interactive map window. You'll then move on to managing, editing, and analyzing spatial data from within the application and finish with instructions for packaging the application for distribution.
By the end of the book, you should be able to use your GIS application as a template for further development, with the potential to expand and customize it to suit your needs.
What You Will Learn
Design and structure a basic GIS application based on existing tools
Customize Tkinter application widgets to make your very own toolkit of flexible and reusable GIS widgets
Load, manipulate, and save spatial data, both vector and raster
Create an interactive and zoomable window for visualizing spatial data
Manage and organize spatial data
Create the beginnings of a comprehensive Python library for many types of geospatial tasks, and use this API as the engine behind your application
Package your final application into a lightweight and portable executable application
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