# Overview

## Contents

# Overview#

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*, andcreate geometries given their coordinate values.