Python is a powerful yet easy to use programming language that has huge potential for increasing productivity. Python can be used to write anything from file conversion scripts to entire applications and has been used to develop more than 200 plugins for QGIS. Our Automating Tasks with Python training courses are aimed at businesses looking to boost their productivity through automation.
Successful automation allows workflows to be completed quickly and consistently, freeing up more time for quality assurance. Delegates will learn how to use python to interact with databases, GIS packages and other external programs. A detailed course outline can be found below.
Delegates should have a solid understanding of GIS concepts but do not require any prior software development experience.
All of our training courses combine presentations with practical exercises, allowing delegates to practice the techniques and concepts being taught. Delegates are supplied with a hard-copy course manual containing all exercises and presentation materials.
Delegates are encouraged to bring any datasets they may find useful during Open Sessions, held at the end of each day where tutors aim to solve any relevant GIS queries or problems.
- Script / automate GIS tasks in QGIS
- Manipulate datasets
- Automate console-based applications
- Automate database queries and tasks
- Gain a solid foundation in python to facilitate self-learning
Lutra Consulting specialise in running customised training courses for organisations. That means that you get to choose the course content that best meets your requirements and we’ll send one of our knowledgeable and experienced tutors to you, with everything required to run your course, anywhere in the UK or Ireland.
Please see our main training page for more information about how we run our courses.
Our Automating Tasks with Python training course is usually taken as a two day course and covers the topics listed below in green (day 1) and blue (day 2).
Those looking for a tailored Python training course for multiple staff may pick and choose content from below and from our other courses. Please contact Peter Wells on 01444 848012 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book a course or to discuss your requirements in detail.
|An Introduction to Python||Intermediate|
|What is python|
|Integrated development environments|
|Installing an IDE|
|Creating a project|
|Making output with print|
|Basic Data Types||Intermediate|
|Python dynamic types|
|Functions and methods|
|Flow of Execution and Branching||Intermediate|
|Syntax and indentation|
|Controlling the flow of execution|
|If, elif and else|
|Operators and methods|
|Loop control - break and continue|
|File Input / Output||Intermediate|
|Introduction to modules|
|Running External Processes||Advanced|
|Interacting with external processes|
|The Python subprocess module|
|A subprocess example|
|Extracting useful information from process output|
|Making database connections|
|QGIS’ internal arrangement|
|Interfacing with QGIS|
|Writing a script to buffer layer geometry in QGIS|