Everywhere on the web, you find people developing new GIS tools for/in Python. But I’ve never really come across a book that ties all this together. All the standard Open Source GIS books and manuals (paper and online) have chapters about Python.
So when I saw this new title: Python Geospatial Development, I got excited. It covers everything from basic GIS concepts to sources of geospatial/GIS data and imagery. It covers MySQL, PostGIS, and Spatialite, mapnik, and finally even setting up a Geodjango application.
This is probably not the kind of book to read from cover to cover if you’ve already worked with some of these projects, but it covers a wide range of available tools and is packed with online resources and links to even more tools and resources. I will try to remember to elaborate once I’ve read a little more.