Python is an open source interpreted programming language used in many GIS programs.

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Python is a dynamic and strongly typed general purpose programming language. It has an extensive standard library and a community-run index of third-party packages: PyPI. The language is free and open source, even for commercial use; its license is managed by the Python Software Foundation.

Python's use in GIS goes back to about 2000 with the development of Python bindings for GDAL and AVPython.

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