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I have seen some of the Geography Grad students use python for some of their GIS/Remote Sensing Classes.  I am a undergrad Senior graduating this Fall and I am probably not going to Grad school at least for a while.  Is python something worth learning how to use and will it benefit me in the work field.  I am graduating with a B.A in Geography.  Also what do Geographers use python for?

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Python will benefit you everywhere, not just in GIS. It is a general purpose scripting language that you can use for anything. 

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As soon as you work with data, python is the right tool. You can script ArcGIS, QGIS, access databases (like PostGIS), ... It's the best tool to automate processes and it's more and more often a requirement in job postings.


I'm a GIS Analyst and use it almost daily.

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