Lesson overview

Before starting to work with actual GIS data, we will focus on basic geometric objects such as points, lines and polygons. In this lesson, you will learn how to create and manipulate geometries in Python using the Shapely Python Package.

Learning goals

After this lesson you should be able to:

  • search for information about the available GIS packages in Python

  • understand how geometric objects such as points, lines and polygons are represented in Python using Shapely

  • create geometric objects based on coordinate values

  • (optionally) install Python packages on your own computer using conda

Intro slides

Presentation

Lesson videos

Lesson 1.1 - Course overview

Håvard Wallin Aagesen, University of Helsinki @ AutoGIS channel on Youtube.

Lesson 1.2 - Shapely and geometric objects

Håvard Wallin Aagesen, University of Helsinki @ AutoGIS channel on Youtube.

Lesson 1.3 - Exercise 1

Håvard Wallin Aagesen, University of Helsinki @ AutoGIS channel on Youtube.

Installing a Python GIS environment

Vuokko Heikinheimo, University of Helsinki @ AutoGIS channel on Youtube.