Shapely is a BSD-licensed Python package for manipulation and analysis of planar geometric objects.

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Shapely MultiPolygon Construction - Will not accept the entire set of Polygons

I am new to Shapely, so I am using a work request to learn a bit more about it. I need to execute a number of unions to build larger geometries from assessment neighborhoods in DC. I am curious ...
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Serialize python list containing geometry

In simple case if list doesn't contains geometry all works fine: result = [dict(f.fields, id=f.id, label=f.label) for f in features] json.dumps(result) But if result list contains geometry ...
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Shapely Python NameError when using cascaded_union

I am fairly new to Python and therefore my error-solving skills are not much yet developed. I am using Python within a geoprocessing script which is supposed to use ogr (reading/writing shp) and ...
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Find Nearest Line Segments to Point

Background From a known Point, I require to establish the nearest surrounding "visible perimeter" against a table of MultiLineStrings, as shown on the diagram. I've searched this site with a number ...
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What is the unit the shapely length attribute?

I'm doing a very simple calculation of the length of a polyline using shapely: from shapely.geometry import LineString ... xy_list = [map(float,e) for e in xy_intm] line = LineString(xy_list) s = ...
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Finding differences between two shapefiles in Python

I'm trying to find out whether there were any border changes between two yearly shapefiles. I've heard a lot of praise for Python's open source GIS tools like Shapely/Fiona, and thought I would try ...
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Determine if point is within an irregular polygon using Python

I would like to create a mask of a grid where points are evaluated as either 1's or 0's depending on if they lay outside of an irregular (i.e. not rectangular) polygon. I have a set of high-latitude ...
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Wrap GEOS functionality into python

I've been looking on how to get GEOSExtractLine available in python. I looked into Shapely source to if it was available for it, but it's not. I'm trying to wrap this funcionality into Django, much ...
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Fiona - Preffered method for defining a schema

I'm fairly new to the world of python and GIS - so this is definitely a beginner question. I am following Tom Macwrights small guide to Shapely and Fiona, and I noticed that even when opening the ...
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Does shapely within function identify inner holes?

I have a series of shapefiles that include both polygons and multipolygons. I am using ogr to extract them in wkb, and them I am using shapely to check if a point fall inside a polygon (or a ...
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How to shift vertices of shapes in shapefile using FOSS python library?

I need to shift each vertice of shape in a shapefile (of any type:point, line, polygon, multiline etc.) with Python. I need to loop in all shapes, get the vertices, get it's coordinates and for each ...
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Convert 3D WKT to 2D Shapely Geometry

I have the WKT of many linestrings which contains three dimensions, however my script only requires a two dimensional linestring and I therefore want to discard the third dimension. My current code, ...
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How to generate overlapping polygons from lines output from Table To Ellipse tool?

I have a feature class of line-based ellipses generated by the Table to Ellipse tool that looks like this: What I want is polygons of the individual ellipses, however tools like Feature to Polygon ...
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How to computational efficiently check if there are any overlapping polygons in a group of polygons?

I need to do some processing with groups of polygons. If any of the polygons in the group overlaps other polygon the result is unpredictable and don't throw any error. So, I need to detect if there is ...
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How to install shapely on Ubuntu 12.10

I have tried to install shapely on Ubuntu 12.10. Therefore I installed libgeos-c1, pip and shapely with $ pip install Shapely. The shapely files are now in /home/user/build/Shapely. When I try to ...
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Is there an online reference available for the Fiona and Shapely libraries?

Is there an online reference available for the Fiona and Shapely libraries? I'm thinking a real reference, beside the tutorial-style documentation: http://toblerity.github.io/shapely/manual.html ...
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how to differentiate between common parts of the triangle and extract linestring from it

Can you help me break down shape A to different linestrings: lines 2 & 3 AND line 1? The shape contains three different polygons (A, B, C). I wish to determine the start/end point of each part ...
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Install shapely for QGIS on Mac

I know there are a number of similar questions, but none of them have answers that allow me to use shapely in QGIS. In particular I am trying to install the Contour plugin, but this fails with the ...
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Why is Shapely not installing correctly?

I am trying to run Shapely on a new machine, and tried both installing it from source, using the installer on its webpage, and using pip install shapely. Every reference I try to make from the library ...
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How to install Shapely, but got stuck into Python language

I have a MAC OSX 10.7.5 and am trying to learn how to use QGIS. Following a couple of tutorials I came to know I have to install shapely. I followed the instructions by the multi-cited ...
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Python: How to export Shapely objects to DXF file

Using shapely package for Python how to export the resulting shapely objects such as buffer to a DXF file?
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Python, shapely library: is it possible to do an affine operation on shape polygon?

I am trying to create a rotated rectangle in lat/lon coordinates. Basically I have the coordinates of the center and rotation angle around the center. Is it possible to do using, shapely or gdal, or ...
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Converting KML files for use with Python library Shapely

I am trying to get a KML-file (wijken.kml) into Shapely. The KML-file is validated against the proper XML schema, so I guess the input is correct. Routes I have tried: 1) Converting to WKT or WKB ...
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Why does polygon.intersection(complex_linestring) split the linestring and mess up Z?

I have a complex (self crossing) line with Z values which I'd like to truncate to the area inside a box. The problem is Shapely splits the line into simple (non-crossing) sections and the Z value at ...
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How to set the path to shapely?

I am using QGIS 1.8.0 on Mac OS 10.8.3 with python 2.7. Thanks to other threads in the forum, I have successfully installed shapely here: ...
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using shapely: translating between Polygons and MultiPolygons

[EDIT: the solution to this was simply to use OGR to read shapefiles. See geographika's example.] In an ESRI shapefile, there is no distinction between Polygons and MultiPolygons. Furthermore, there ...
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QGIS Python version

I have brewed python 2.7.3 onto my Mac (Lion), and installed shapely via pip install shapely. The Polygonizer plugin, however, does not find the shapely library. I see when QGIS loads a Python ...
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Importing matplotlib basemap and shapely

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but here we go. I have a python script that uses matplotlib's basemap and another part that uses shapely to do an intersection of 2 polygons. If ...
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Does anyone have a shapely install for python “dummies” guide?

I have read both questions in regard to installing shapely on a Mac (OS Mountain Lion) and haven't been able to figure it out. I'm not familiar with python syntax and am just trying to get shapely ...
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Python module “shapely.wkb” missing

I am trying to follow a tutorial from here http://qgistips.spatialthoughts.com/2012/12/find-neighbor-polygons-in-layer-in-qgis.html#more I have downloaded the relevant python script and edited it as ...
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Checking if a point is in a circle

I'm using shapely to check if a point is in a polygon, but I also need to check if a point is in a circle. Checking the docs, I don't see how do that... Maybe I could create a circle? circle = ...
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How do you fix Overlapping Lines?

I have a line dataset that contains some lines where the "end points" are actually found in the middle of the line. In the image below, the nodes are shown in green and one of the end points in red. ...
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GEOS and Shapely installation on Windows

When trying to install Shapely on my Windows 64bit computer, I cannot get the GEOS library to work. So far, I have run the OSGeo4W installer from which I installed GDAL (I believe the geos library ...
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How do I find out if a given lat lon is in a KML Linear ring using shapely?

I'm a GIS n00b. I have some LinearRings in a KML file that give the areas for a bunch of different regions. And then I (will) have some lat lons that I want to test to see if they're in any of the ...
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Find distance and heading from a point to a polygon in lat, lon coordinates

I have counties mapped using polygons in Shapely with latitude/longitude for coordinates. Given a complex polygon x and single point y, how would I find the shortest distance between x and y as well ...
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Polygon overlay with Shapely

I'm trying to capture all the non-overlapping polygons indicated below using Shapely (given polygons A,B & C). Moreover, I'm hoping to do so without iteration, testing for intersect etc. The ...
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How to deal with direction (CW, CCW) of circles, in particular with shapely?

I am translating an input that describes zones by mixing segments and arcs. Arcs are given by a center, 2 points (beginning/end of arc) and a direction (CW or CCW). In a first prototypes using GDAL, I ...
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Python Efficiency — Need suggestions about how to use OGR and Shapely in more efficient way

I'm looking for some suggestions about how to make my python code more efficient. Normally efficiency doesn't matter for me but I am now working with a text file of US locations with over 1.5 million ...
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Why is this polygon “self intersected” and invalid?

I have a polygon defined as follows: segment from 43:29:02 N 003:50:39 E to 43:34:12 N 003:43:04 E arc(CW): center (43:34:49 N 003:58:16 E) from 43:34:12 N 003:43:04 E to 43:45:45 N 003:59:56 E ...