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How to call 'shapely' .coords on a fiona filtered list?

I have to filter a shapefile by attribute then compare it to another shapefile using .coords...however I am a bit perplexed how to do this as my filter is returning a list type...(and .coords requires ...
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Shapely (geos) crashes during unary_union

When attempting to union multiple polygons with Shapely 1.5.6 in Python 2.7.9, using GEOS 3.4.2, I get the following error in the underlying C++ code: Assertion failed: (!"should never be reached"), ...
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How to find the distance of a point from the begning of a StringLine with shapely?

I have a route (represented by StringLine) and a location (Point) and I need to find the progress of the location in the route. The progress is the distance in meters from the begning of the route. ...
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Error with Python Script using Shapely

My professor gave us a basic Python script that demonstrated how Shapely works with a shapefile, however it's not working for me. Here is the code: from shapely.geometry import mapping, shape from ...
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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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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, ...
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Writing a shapefile using OGR, from Shapely Geometry - No feature added Error

I am trying to write a shapefile from a Shapely geometry using PyQGIS in the QGIS 2.6.0 console. Lines of code before the OGR method to write shapefile: extnt = poly.extent() # gives a QtRectangle ...
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Multi-part Geometrical Intersection error

I am working with intersection of polygon and line segments (continued from a previous question). When a Line intersects with a Polygon, the result is a LineString; When a LineRing intersects with ...
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How to get the two nearest points between two polygons

I'm trying to draw the nearest line between the nearest polygons in a Polygon dataset (ESRI Shapefile). I know that for this purpose there is the Near Tool (ArcGIS), but it just return the point TO ...
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Line vs. Polygon Intersection Coordinates

I am working with Python, Shapely and Fiona... Is there any way where I can give in an input of a line shapefile and a polygon shapefile, and get a result of the intersection points and their ...
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Fastest way to add shapely geometries to a PostGis database using geoalchemy2

I am looking for the absolute fastest approach to adding +10,000 shapely geometry objects to a PostGIS database using geoalchemy2. I'm having no speed issues when uploading to a localhost postgres ...
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Installing Shapely with libgeos_c on Linux?

The installation instructions for shapely suggest: "Windows users should use the executable installer, which contains the required GEOS DLL. Other users should acquire libgeos_c by any means, make ...
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Generate random points in polygon. Algorithm question

i created a Random Point Generator in python using the algorithm described here by @whuber. The algorithm is implemented using Shapely, PostGIS and psycopg2. To boost performance pythons ...
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How do I import geos from shapely? [closed]

I clearly have geos installed under shapely, since I downloaded "Shapely-1.4.4.tar.gz". Also, the result can be seen in my directory in the correct path: ...
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creating circle with radius in metres

I am using shapely and python. How should I go about creating a circle using shapely whose radius is in meters? If i use sampleCircle = Point(1,1).buffer(1) print sampleCircle.area This returns an ...
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Convert shapely polygon coordinates

I am trying to work with a shapefile using shapely, fiona and python. The original coordinate system is in latitude and longitude that I am trying to convert to state plane system. So I want an ...
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Removing small polygons gaps in a Shapely polygon

I know this issue has been addressed before with different software, but I am looking for an approach with Shapely. I have a polygon with a very small gap on the interior of the shape: Here is a ...
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problems with py2exe, shapely and fiona

I have a short python script, called test: import fiona with fiona.open("C:\\Essai_compil", 'r') as l_Obs_shp: for shp in l_Obs_shp: print shp['geometry'] I want to compile with ...
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Shapely's simplify won't simplify any more

I have a multipolygon in shapely, and I want to simplify it until it has less than a certain number of points. When I use the preseve_topology=False argument to geom.simplify, I can get the number of ...
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Properly writing floats to feature properties of a new shapefile in Fiona

The following piece of code returns a shp following the driver and crs of a model .shp. import numpy as np #just to test I correctly handle data types import fiona from shapely.geometry import ...
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shapefile record has no attribute named bounds

This is the code that I am using to print the bounds of my shapefile. import fiona import shapely import shapely.geometry fc = fiona.open("filename.shp") shapefile_record = fc.next() shape = ...
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Intersect Shapefiles using Shapely

What I'd like to try and do is intersect some point buffers with census tracts, maintain their ID's and the tracts attributes. I found a sample from ...
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Count the number of points in a (multi)polygon in shapely?

I'm using Python, Shapely and Fiona to process some shapefiles. Is there an easy way to count the number of points in a polygon/multipolygon in Shapely and Fiona?
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Shapely LineString and Polygon intersect?

here is my python code, it does not intersect and when I plot this in google map , I see the intersection. shapely.geometry is in Cartesian plane, how you are solving this? l = "40.65:-114.07 ...
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Fiona + Shapely: Loading a set of LineStrings and writing their centroids to a shapefile, including original properties

I am using Fiona to load a set of links. Then I put every record in the rows of a pandas.DataFrame. Then I get the centroid of each LineString using Shapely. Afterwards I copy the schema of the ...
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Shapely/ Python looping through a number of polygons

I am trying to loop through a set of polygons in shapely so using python) to determine whether they overlap or not. I do not want to do it manually as later i want to generalise the procedure and do ...
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Adding a Property (attribute) to a geometry in Shapely/Fiona

Once you have line and polygon geometries, intersection using Shapely is very straight forward. What I did after that is to integrate all the looped 'intersected' geometries into a MultiLineString. ...
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Where is my Polygon?

I created this script to merge all of the polygons in a shapefile into a single polygon. I am using Python 2.7.5, Shapely 1.3.0, and Fiona 1.1.5. def merge(path_in, path_out): #Import Libraries ...
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ValueError when instantiating LineString from a mix of tuples and Point objects

I'm new to Shapely, and tried instantiating a LineString object from a mix of tuples and Point objects like this: >>> LineString([Point(1,2),(2,3),Point(3,4),(5,5)]) I get the following ...
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Adding a Vertex To Exisiting Feature(linear) Using OGR Python

I am working on a project that involves finding the intersection of linears in a shapefile, if that vertex(the found intersection) doesn't already exist for each(or one) of the features, then that ...
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how to remove a point or polygon in shapely python

I want to place minimum number of sensors(circles) to cover a maximum area(polygon). I am using "Shapely",python module. I want to know if a sensor i.e a point buffer inside the range of the other ...
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MultiLineString to separate individual lines using Python with GDAL/OGR, Fiona, Shapely

There are lots of MultiLineString features in a polyline shapefile. The problem is to split these lines into separate individual lines. There is a similar question with PostGIS, but I need to code in ...
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Can I convert the sharp edges of a polygon easily to round edges?

I use the python module "shapely" to make Polygons (like below). Can I convert the sharp edges of a polygon easily to round edges? Such that when I have unified some polygons I could issue a command ...
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Add attributes to an output shapefile schema (via meta)

I am trying to copy the schema of an existing shapefile and add to it in an output shapefile. Somehow I am not getting anywhere with this...though the docs seem very clear (and the download page : ...
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Converting Matplotlib contour objects to Shapely objects

I would like to convert a Matplotlib contour collection to a Shapely geometry collection, in order to calculate the area contained within closed contour lines. it seems that all the information is ...
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How to create a Shapely LineString from two Points

If have two points, from which I want to create a straight LineString object: from shapely.geometry import Point, LineString A = Point(0,0) B = Point(1,1) The Shapely manual for LineString states: ...
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Install Shapely with GEOS on heroku

I have a web mapping app running on Heroku. My app is written in python. Using pip I was able to install various pure python libraries that were needed. I would now like to install Shapely too. ...
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Point in Polygon operation for 100G of data

I have lat/lon point locations for over a billion points, all based in the US. For each point I would like to generate a dataset that links them to their county and to their MSA according to US Census ...
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Shapely WKT precision/rounding

I'm using Shapely's wkt.dumps function to get WKT from geometry objects. I can't seem to find a way to limit the precision of the coordinates. Any help is appreciated.
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need help creating layer with geom type wkbGeometryCollection with gdal python

I am having trouble creating a layer with geom type as geometry collection. Thus I am unable to output to a shapefile. I have attached code below. dstLayer is null. This does not happen if geom type ...
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Is there a significantly faster way to buffer than arcmap? [duplicate]

I hope this question is appropriate here and I apologize if it is more of a discussion question than a specific technical problem. I have to buffer 150,000 polygons for a real estate project. While ...
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How to split two interscting polygons by the average linestring of the shared area (QGIS / python shapely)

I have two polygons, POLYGON((-5 -5,-5 5,5 5,5 -5,-5 -5)) POLYGON((1 1, 1 7, 7 7, 7 1, 1 1)) and wish to split them evenly. The result should be a split along the red marked line. I'm using ...
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Equivalent function to shapely's envelope in ogr?

I wrote a very simple python function that gives me the envelope/bounding box/...based on two coordinate pairs (ower left and upper right corner): # ... def get_bounding_box(self, ll_corner, ...
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Creating Shapely MultiPolygons from shape file MultiPolygons

I'm reading a shapefile using Fiona: with fiona.open('data/boroughs/boroughs_n.shp') as source: mpolys = [p for p in source] candidate = polys[0]['geometry'] this gives me a dict containing a ...
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How to write Shapely geometries to shapefiles?

Can someone demonstrate a simple way to write geometry data-structures from shapely into shapefiles? I am particularly interested in polygons with holes and linestrings. It would also be beneficial to ...
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how would one get the end points of a polyline?

I am attempting to write a script to get the end points of a series polylines, and then use those end points to create a polygon. I'm not sure which tools to begin to use on this project. I would ...
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How to install shapely for python 2.6 (Mac) NOT 2.7?

I'm trying to use Polygonizer plugin inside QGIS, but it needs Shapely to work. I've installed Shapely (pip install Shapely) but that's for python 2.7. QGIS works with python 2.6 (on Snow Leopard) and ...
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Get the vertices on a LineString either side of a Point

I have a shapely LineString and defined a shapely Point which lies along the LineString. How can I find the vertices of the LineString which lie either side of the point? (split the line in two). ...
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create a pie shaped object in shapely and export to gis polygon object

I would like to create a pie chart-shaped polygon with concentric layers like so: I can create this simple object with: from math import sin, cos, radians from shapely.geometry import ...
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Shapely unable to tell if polygon contains point

For an application I want to determine under which constituency a given coordinate falls. After looking at the various options, I decided upon shapely and fiona as the easiest way to implement this. ...