GeoSciPy is a set of C and Python functions that provide an API for all aspects of Geoscience and Remote Sensing Applications.
Functions include reading/writing of a variety of data formats, images, vectors, etc, as well as processing of images, vectors, etc, including map projections, etc. The underlying library is written C, using HDF5 as the file format for storage of all remotely-sensed data and ancillary data, as well as processed data. The C functions assume a particular format for the HDF5 file contents, and provide functions for reading and writing data to such files. There is also a Python API that provides a procedural as well as an object-oriented interface to these functions. A Python GUI for interacting with such datasets is also part of the project. While there are other open-source GIS, and image-processing packages available, this one is designed to be comprehensive, work on 3 major platforms, user-extensible, fast, and able to handle huge datasets.
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