Python Cartography Library, or PCL, is a package of modules for rendering GIS data from a variety of backends into maps.
Python Cartographic Library mission is to be the best possible Python interface to open source GIS software such as PROJ.4, GEOS, GDAL, OGR, and MapServer, and to be easy to use with Python web application frameworks as well as with matplotlib.
PCL is open source software, free for use under a GPL 2 license.
Here are some key features of "Python Cartographic Library":
· Natural, Pythonic API
· Utilize many different backends: filesystem, WMS, WFS, and PostGIS.
· Powerful feature iterators and filters
· Implementation of OGC Styled Layer Descriptors for cartographic styling
· elementtree or lxml
· Python 2.2 or higher.
What's New in This Release:
· The big change is that the old spatial.SpatialReference is gone, replaced by the cartography.referencing module also known as PCL-Referencing.
· The PCL-Referencing package can also be installed and used independently of the rest of PCL, and depends only on the PROJ.4 library.
· PCL 0.10 is required by PrimaGIS 0.5.
· Follow the directions in the INSTALL.txt file or those in the wiki.