Lesson overview

In this week’s 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. Motivation for the course: Automating GIS processes

  2. Shapely and Geometric Objects

    • Overview of Geometric Objects and Shapely -module
    • Point -object
    • LineString -object
    • Polygon -object
    • Geometry collections (optional)
  3. Exercise 1: Working with geometric objects

Learning goals

After this week you should:

  • have an idea of what kind of tools are available for doing geographic data analysis (“GIS stuff”) 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

Intro slides

Lesson video

Lesson 1 - Course overview

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

Lesson 1 - Shapely and Geometric objects

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