Digital Geography

CSV to SHP with Python

Python is a well established script language in the GIS/geodata world. And as a Facebook friend asked how to read csvs with Python I thought about “How to convert a csv to a shp with Python?”. Keeping in mind that most GPS solutions and many internet tools offers a csv export and it’s common in any stats/spreadsheet program this can be a handy solution for your everyday life. See my solution here…

Overview: R Cheat Sheets

Recently we had a discussion about where to find a nice cheat sheet (No! We are not talking about Simon the Sorcerer walk-throughs). Especially for scripting languages cheat sheets are an excellent way to support your learning attempts and are a handy tool for your every work in data visualisation, automation of tasks and analysis steps. So let’s have a look on R cheat sheets.

“Python” or the agony of choice

The work as a geographer with statistical and remote-sensing related focus arise the necessity of mastering a programming language sooner or later. Lets choose: C, C + +, Java,. Net, C #, VBA decide, etc., but you should ask yourself, what you want to do with your new skills. For me it was important to learn a possible open-source-based language construct. More important to me was the possible range of applications, simple language constructs and documentation, and a widespread use in GIS-related environments. The new language should also be a language that is compatible with applications that I already know…