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.
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.