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Pondi Brian: GIS “…is the present and the future…” from enhancing population health services to business services

Pondi Brian: GIS “…is the present and the future…” from enhancing population health services to business services

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Having graduated with BA Geography from Moi University majoring in GIS, currently I'm a RS/GIS Analyst/Python Developer at CIAT. I have purposed to mentor GIS students in Universites of Nairobi, JKUAT and Moi University on GIS, Remote Sensing and GIS Programming just after graduating in Sept 2016.  Apart from sitting in front of computers I have a Social life which I always keep private. I love Roller Skating as an outdoor activity and hanging out with kids. Find me on Linkedn @Pondi Brian and Facebook Qn: What inspired you to dive into GIS? PB: To be honest, it was a “good accident”, the then Joint Admission Board (JAB) gave me a Geography Degree course in Moi University, as opposed to Computer Science and Technology degrees which I applied for, after the introduction to GIS a
SETTING UP YOUR GEOSPATIAL PYTHON  ENVIRONMENT: PART 2

SETTING UP YOUR GEOSPATIAL PYTHON ENVIRONMENT: PART 2

Learning GIS, Opensource, Tutorial
In this post, we begin where Part 1 left off on how to set up your geospatial python environment. We will install some of the libraries together with the dependencies on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. All the commands are input in the terminal which can be accessed by Ctrl +Alt+T. First, we will install build-essentials which is acts as a reference for compiling debian packages and install pip3 which will install all the libraries mentioned in the previous article. Pip3 will be used to install setuptools which will allow us to download and install Python packages automatically. Installing prerequisites Use the commands sudo apt-get install build-essential to install build essentials and sudo apt-get install python3-pip to install pip. Now, use pip3 to install python set up tools through this c...
SETTING UP YOUR  GEOSPATIAL PYTHON ENVIRONMENT: PART 1

SETTING UP YOUR GEOSPATIAL PYTHON ENVIRONMENT: PART 1

Learning GIS, Opensource, Tutorial
  This article is about to hand you freedom to develop GUI, scripts, web maps and spatial data management tools while using Python programming language. First, you have to install the relevant libraries that play a great role in using Python to manipulate and store data. What determined the list of the tools below? Well, this list is derived from the modern trends and standards recommended by the GIS industry. Again, the tools mentioned work easily with the already flourishing systems in the GIS world. Below are the components you need to set up your environment: Virtualenv If you are carrying out various different GIS projects, virtualenv will help you work with various python libraries in their different versions without worrying about downgrades or upgrades. That means ...