Before we start to work with entire data sets next week, we first have to become familiar with basic geometric objects (primitives): in the centre of this week’s lesson stand points, lines, and polygons.

We will learn how to create and manipulate ‘simple features’ in Python, using the Python package shapely.

Learning goals:#

After this lesson, you will be able to:

  • find Python packages for GIS and spatial analysis,

  • understand and describe how geometric objects (points, lines, polygons) are handled and stored by shapely, and

  • create geometries given their coordinate values.


Lesson video#