Working with Spatio-temporal data in Python: Glossary

Key Points

  • Data formats to exchange, archive and disseminate scientific results

Data Formats in Environmental Sciences
  • raster formats: GeoTIFF, netCDF, HDF data formats

  • vector formats: shapefile, GeoJSON data format

Intro to Coordinate Reference Systems & Spatial Projections
  • Coordinate Reference Systems

Plotting spatio-temporal data with Python
  • matplotlib and basemap

Data analysis with python
  • scipy library

Visualize and Publish with Python
  • Get an overview of nbviewer

Handling very large files in Python
  • Strategies to manipulate large files in python

  • Dask: a flexible parallel computing library for analytic computing