Course Description

If you are in the field of GIS, you're probably hearing everyone talking about Python, whether it's Arcpy in ArcGIS or special Python packages for doing things like geocoding.  In this course I am going to show you how to write Python code to perform spatial analysis.  The course isn't so much about learning Python, but rather how to integrate different spatial libraries within your Python code.  Using the course videos, you will work alongside of me to learn how I go about cobbling together Python code and various packages to solve spatial problems.  I'll provide you with all the data that I demonstrate in the course.

Of course, we'll have a brief overview of Python.  But after the brief refresher, we will dive into using Python with Open Source GIS and commercial GIS software.  Most courses only go over a single GIS program's use of Python.  But in this class, you'll get exposed to all kinds of different GIS software products, and learn how to tie them all together with Python.

Course curriculum

  1. 02
  2. 03
    • Lesson 6: Python overview

    • Lesson 7: Python - Strings

    • Lesson 8: Python - Numbers and Lists

    • Lesson 9: Basic Methods and Functions in Python

    • Lesson 10: Python - Statements and Controls

    • Lesson 11: A simple script to convert temperature

    • Lesson 12: Built-in Python Modules

  3. 04
    • Lesson 13: Get impressed with SQLITE

    • Lesson 14: Get impressed with SQLITE Spatial

    • Lesson 15: Python - Numpy Package

    • Lesson 16: How to create a function and perform linear algebra with Numpy

    • Lesson 17: PostegreSQL and Python

    • Lesson 18: Manipulate Microsoft Excel files with Python

  4. 05
    • Lesson 19: Geocoding module in Python

  5. 06
    • Lesson 20: Introduction to Arcpy

    • Lesson 21: How to extend Arcpy to run outside of ArcGIS

    • Lesson 22: Introduction to Qpy

    • Lesson 23: How to extend Qpy

  6. 07
    • Lesson 24: How many TRI site are within half mile of the interstate?

    • Lesson 25: How many schools are within half mile of Lindau Chemical?

    • Lesson 26: What percentage of white / non white are vulnerable to a TRI spi?

  7. 08
    • Lesson 27: Create forms using formlayout

    • Lesson 28: Integrate form with ArcGIS

    • Lesson 29: Integrate forms with PostgreSQL and PostGIS

  8. 09
    • Course Slides

    • Data and scripts to download

Pricing - Life time Access

What will you learn?

  • How to write basic Python scripts

  • How to use Arcpy, and integrate ArcGIS with FOSS4g

  • How to integrate Python packages that have GIS functionality

  • How to integrate SQL, PostGIS, and SpatiaLite

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Some more information

  • Certificates of Completion

    After you successfully finish the course, you can claim your Certificate of Completion with NO extra cost! You can add it to your CV, LinkedIn profile etc

  • Available at any time! Study at your best time

    We know hard it is to acquire new skills. All our courses are self paced.

  • Online and always accessible

    Even when you finish the course and you get your certificate, you will still have access to course contents! Every time an Instructor makes an update you will be notified and be able to watch it for FREE


  • It would help if you've done a little programming, but even if you haven't we've got you covered. Students with Python experience can skip the introductory sections, and jump right to the spatial stuff

  • Students should download QGIS from the QGIS website

About your Instructor

Dr. Arthur J. Lembo, Jr. is an educator with a passion for GIS and almost 30 years of GIS industry experience. He has won numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious New York State Chancellors award for Excellence in Teaching (2006), and the Maryland Board of Regents Teaching Award (2018) - both of these awards are the highest awards in academia for both States. Currently, Dr. Lembo is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Geosciences at Salisbury University, where he is also the Technical Director of the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative. Dr. Lembo has published numerous academic papers on GIS, authored a leading textbook on Statistical Problem Solving in Geography, and conducted sponsored research for organizations like the National Science Foundation, NASA, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Kellogg Foundation.

Arthur Lembo


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