Motivation for the course

General overview of the latter part of the course

Now that you are familiar with the basics of Python programming it is time to apply those skills to geographic data analysis. During the next seven weeks you will learn how to deal with spatial data and analyze it using Python and various libraries that have been developed for GIS-related tasks.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Read / write spatial data from/to different file formats
  • Deal with different projections
  • Do different geometric operations and geocoding
  • Reclassify your data based on different criteria
  • Do spatial queries
  • Do simple spatial analyses
  • Visualize data and create (interactive) maps, such as following:
texas_unemployment.py example