QGIS is a standalone geographical information system -- that is, an application for viewing, analyzing and editing geospatial data. This video course shows how to leverage QGIS as a tool for developing geospatial applications using Python. Geospatial applications are often very complicated; using QGIS, you can avoid a lot of this complexity by developing at a higher level, making use of many of the tools for viewing, analyzing and editing geospatial data that are provided by the QGIS system. Using these tools, you can build more sophisticated geospatial applications with less time and effort.
About The Author
Erik Westra has been a professional software developer for over 25 years, and has worked almost exclusively in Python for the past decade. Erik’s early interest in graphical user interface design led to the development of one of the most advanced urgent courier dispatch systems used by messenger and courier companies worldwide. In recent years, Erik has been involved in the design and implementation of systems matching seekers and providers of goods and services across a range of geographical areas, as well as real-time messaging, payment and identity systems. This work has included the creation of real-time geocoders and map-based views of constantly changing data. Erik is based in New Zealand, and works for companies worldwide.Erik is the author of the Packt titles Python Geospatial Development (third edition), Python Geospatial Analysis, Building Mapping Applications with QGIS, and Modular Programming with Python.