The new book is coming along wonderfully, and with a few schedule adjustments, looks to be complete by the end of March. My chapters cover Python web frameworks for web mapping. Using Flask and Django, the reader will build a geodatabase and interact with it using the Model/View/Controller architectural pattern. It will also cover the creation of a geospatial REST API and interactions with cloud geodatabases such as CARTO and MapD using Python bindings.

Other chapters will cover the use of Python for GDAL & OGR, PostGIS, ArcGIS Online, and many more geospatial technologies. It’s a wide ranging book, with basic code recipes and explanations that will help expand the toolset of all GIS professionals.

The reviewers are now hard at work, correcting the text and helping with the code. Karla King is a GIS data engineer who has worked with traditional survey and GIS tools, been a technical writer, and has recently been developing web mapping applications. Rachel Stevenson is a cartographer with the US Geological Survey, and is pursuing her master’s degree in Geospatial Science.

I’m looking forward to getting in your hands!

  • Silas Toms, President


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