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Whether Python can be used for Geograpical Information System (GIS)?

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Hi all,

I am back again!!!.

Whether Python can be used for Geograpical Information System (GIS)?.If so,can anybody help me which module of python it falls.

Is thier any possible links which help me in using Python for GIS?

Thanks
PSB
Feb 2 '09 #1
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kaarthikeyapreyan
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Why not, to start with NASA uses python.
I have seen many GIS applications developed in java, if java can then why have a doubt with python. To site examples, IBM have a set of products to provide such solutions which are being developed in java and which could be very well manipulated in python which has powerful integrating and extending capablities.
try to have a look at
http://gispython.org/ and http://gislounge.com/python-and-gis-resources/
and also have a look at toolkit
Python-mapnik
C++/Python toolkit for developing GIS applications (Python)
I haven't tried these though ;)
Feb 2 '09 #2

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Hi

its depend on your purpose . do you want to use python for geoprocessing in ArcGIS or use python in open sources GIS ?
its better to use ArcGIS if you can. because its most powerful GIS software . u can use Arcpy site package in its environment .also you can use arcobject in Arcgis .
sincrely
Feb 27 '11 #3

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