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Python is a general-purpose high-level programming language, designed to be easily read. Python runs on Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, and has been ported to the Java and .NET virtual machines. [1] Python was introduced to ArcGIS with version 9.0. A full ArcGIS installation includes Python, its standard libraries, and the NumPy package. Starting with ArcGIS 9.2, a compatible version of PythonWin is included in the ArcGIS distribution, but must be installed separately. ESRI recommends using the version of Python (and additional packages) shipped together with the specific version of ArcGIS.[2] Python is used as the primary ArcGIS scripting language to perform geoprocessing tasks. It is capable of accessing all the ArcToolbox tools as well as the methods on the Geoprocessor Programming Model. The GDAL/OGR libraries have python bindings. This means that you can use all of the GDAL/OGR functions and object classes via python. Being open source software, you don't have to worry about license availability, or not having the latest versions. ... more

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System Design Strategies

System Design Strategies is an exclusive resource for the successful design and deployment for geographic information systems technology. This documentation is provided to share system architecture design methodology and the fundamental principles that contribute to system performance and scalability.

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GIS Trivia

Test your knowledge of GIS

The branch of mathematics which uses tools from abstract algebra to study topological spaces is?

  1. Algebraic topology
  2. Higher dimensional algebra
  3. Homotopy

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