Machine Learning on Geographical Data Using Python: Introduction into Geodata with Applications and Use Cases

  • 3h 7m
  • Joos Korstanje
  • Apress
  • 2022

Get up and running with the basics of geographic information systems (GIS), geospatial analysis, and machine learning on spatial data in Python.

This book starts with an introduction to geodata and covers topics such as GIS and common tools, standard formats of geographical data, and an overview of Python tools for geodata. Specifics and difficulties one may encounter when using geographical data are discussed: from coordinate systems and map projections to different geodata formats and types such as points, lines, polygons, and rasters. Analytics operations typically applied to geodata are explained such as clipping, intersecting, buffering, merging, dissolving, and erasing, with implementations in Python. Use cases and examples are included. The book also focuses on applying more advanced machine learning approaches to geographical data and presents interpolation, classification, regression, and clustering via examples and use cases.

This book is your go-to resource for machine learning on geodata. It presents the basics of working with spatial data and advanced applications. Examples are presented using code and facilitate learning by application.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of working with geodata
  • Work with multiple geographical data types and file formats in Python
  • Create maps in Python
  • Apply machine learning on geographical data

About the Author

Joos Korstanje is a data scientist, with over five years of industry experience in developing machine learning tools. He has a double MSc in Applied Data Science and in Environmental Science and has extensive experience working with geodata use cases. He currently works at Disneyland Paris where he develops machine learning for a variety of tools. His experience in writing and teaching have motivated him to write this book on machine learning for geodata with Python.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Geodata
  • Coordinate Systems and Projections
  • Geodata Data Types
  • Creating Maps
  • Clipping and Intersecting
  • Buffers
  • Merge and Dissolve
  • Erase
  • Interpolation
  • Classification
  • Regression
  • Clustering
  • Conclusion