Python for Geospatial
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Python for Geospatial

learn to write Python scripts for ArcGIS, QGIS, Postgres, and other geospatial software
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4.2 (73 ratings)
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Created by Dr. Arthur Lembo
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write basic Python scripts to automate data
  • Use Python to interact with Postgres and PostGIS
  • Use Python to interact with ArcGIS
  • Use Python to geocode addresses and place them on a map
  • Perform standard GIS tasks using Python, and string your code together to perform many steps in a sequence
  • Place the results of your spatial analysis into chart or graphs using Python
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Requirements
  • Students should have some basic familiarity with scripting.
  • The key to this class is not really being an excellent Python programmer, but rather knowing what you want to do with a GIS, and then finding the correct Python syntax to get the job done.
Description

If you are in the field of GIS, you're probably hearing everyone talking about Python, whether it's Arcpy in ArcGIS or special Python packages for doing things like geocoding.  In this course I am going to show you how to write Python code to perform spatial analysis.  The course isn't so much about learning Python, but rather how to integrate different spatial libraries within your Python code.  Using the course videos, you will work alongside of me to learn how I go about cobbling together Python code and various packages to solve spatial problems.  I'll provide you with all the data that I demonstrate in the course.

Of course, we'll have a brief overview of Python.  But after the brief refresher, we will dive into using Python with Open Source GIS and commercial GIS software.  Most courses only go over a single GIS program's use of Python.  But in this class, you'll get exposed to all kinds of different GIS software products, and learn how to tie them all together with Python.  

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for anyone who wants to learn how to automate GIS tasks using Python.
  • This course isn't focused on a single application's use of Python, but will provide identical solutions in Open Source GIS, ArcGIS, and other packages.
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
02:11:24
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An overview of Python
5 Lectures 38:57

In this introductory video you'll find out what this course is all about.  Also, don't forget to download the course data (python.zip).  

Preview 03:24

Writing an actual Python Program
11:33

Variables and Data Types
07:08

Statements
14:11

Input and Output in Python
02:41
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Integrating Python, Postgres, Numpy, and Microsoft Excel
2 Lectures 23:01
Python with Postgres
11:48

Python in Excel
11:13
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A Taste of Arcpy
3 Lectures 41:16
Arcpy and Vector Processing
14:42


Arcpy potpourri
19:39
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Data analytics with Python and Spatial Data
2 Lectures 28:10
Geocoding with Python
17:55

Graphs and Charts
10:15
About the Instructor
Dr. Arthur Lembo
4.5 Average rating
901 Reviews
4,814 Students
11 Courses
Professor

Dr. Arthur J. Lembo, Jr. is an educator with a passion for GIS and almost 30 years of GIS industry experience.

Currently, Dr. Lembo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Geosciences at Salisbury University, where he is also the Technical Director of the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative. Dr. Lembo has published numerous academic papers on GIS, authored a leading textbook on Statistical Problem Solving in Geography, and conducted sponsored research for organizations like the National Science Foundation, NASA, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Kellogg Foundation.