Pointers for GDAL and Python

GDAL is not very well documented, and a complete Python API documentation site is not something I’ve found. So here are the best tutorials I’ve found so far for GDAL + Python.

GDAL Python samples on osgeo.org

http://svn.osgeo.org/gdal/trunk/gdal/swig/python/samples/

Tutorial

This tutorial is titled “Create beautiful hillshade maps from digital elevation models with GDAL and Mapnik” and is from 2011.

http://www.mikejcorey.com/wordpress/2011/02/05/tutorial-create-beautiful-hillshade-maps-from-digital-elevation-models-with-gdal-and-mapnik/

This tutorial provides you with all the data you need to create a hill-shade image.

Course

This is the course material for a GIS course at Utah State University. The course was titled “Geoprocessing with Python using Open Source GIS”.

http://www.gis.usu.edu/~chrisg/python/

This is a course homepage, and there is a zip-file that contains data and samples.

Another collection of GDAL tutorials

http://www.cartotalk.com/index.php?showtopic=5144

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