Last week I gave a one week course about geographic scripting with gvSIG at a Master course of the University of potsdam.
As usual I want to share the material to those interested in looking at the course contents from home.
Leaving out the first introduction parts that do not involve any code, here are the good parts of the course:
The 3rd part introduces gvSIG's composer and a bit the language used: python
PART 3: THE SCRIPTING COMPOSER AND PYTHON
The 4th part dives into building of geometries and reading and writing of shapefiles.
PART 4: GEOGRAPHIC SCRIPTING
The 5th part gives an insight about raster data handling for scientific purposes.
PART 5: RASTER DATA
Part 6 has a few extras, like doing some charting and writing libreoffice spreadsheets
PART 6: FROM GEO INTO YOUR REPORT
I hope you will enjoy this course, it is a very practical one and therefore packed with tons of working code snippets.
Obviously, if you want me to come to your university giving the course, just get in touch with me. :-)