Lesson overview

In this lesson we will introduce you a spatial data model (geometric objects) and some basics of how spatial data can be manipulated in pure Python.

  1. Geometric Objects - Spatial Data Model

  2. Exercise 1: Working with geometric objects

  3. Exercise 1 hints

Learning goals

After this lesson you should:

  • have an idea of what kind of tools are available for doing GIS in Python
  • know how to install Python packages using conda
  • know what kind of geometric objects are available
  • know how to create different kind of geometries using Shapely
  • know how to read coordinates from a file and create Points based on those