I'm trying to make a simple stand-alone app to expedite the production of some site plan maps for my work. The maps are very formulaic, and follow a set template every time. With the QGIS libraries, I believe this may be possible to implement for free. I was thinking of making a simple app in python that takes a few strings of input from the user to fill in the boxes in the form at the bottom of the map document, connects to our geodatabase and the parcels layer, zooms to a parcel with an ID specified by the user, and generates a map of it and the surrounding area
Would I need QGIS installed on the machine to actually do this, or would i be able to get away with just including the libraries and installing GDAL?