During this week we will learn a few really useful and commonly used GIS functionalities using Geopandas, namely:

  1. Data classification
  2. Geometric operations: Overlay analysis, spatial aggregation
  3. Exercise 4
  4. Exercise 4 hints

Learning goals

After this week’s lesson you should be able to:

  • Reclassify data based on different criteria (custom or common classifiers).
  • Do a simple overlay analysis such as selecting data from one layer based on boundaries of another layer.
  • Aggregate data, i.e. merge geometric objects together, based on some common identifier.
  • Simplify geometries


Following materials are partly based on documentation of Geopandas, Pandas, Shapely, and pysal.