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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Understanding the Use of Spatial Indexes

I'm having trouble understanding the use of spatial indexes with RTree. Example: I have 300 buffered points, and I need to know each buffer's intersection area with a polygon shapefile. The polygon ...
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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. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Dissolve polygons based on attributes with Python (shapely - fiona)

I have been trying to create a function that does basically the same thing that the QGIS "dissolve" function. I thought it would be super easy but well apparently not. So from what I have gathered ...
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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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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 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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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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Reading postgis geometry with shapely

I am doing a small-scale workflow in ipython notebook with geopandas and shapely, pulling a bunch of geospatial data, sometimes from shapefiles, sometimes from postgis (where more expensive processing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Maximizing Code Performance for Shapely

I've written this code in order to calculate the percent cover of grassland within a national park, within 20km^2 of points of recorded occurrences for a species. It is designed to only consider 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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create polygon adjacency matrix using python

I am trying to create an adjacency matrix from a set of polygons. That is, I have a bunch of polygons and I want to identify which polygons have a common edge or "touch" each other. Once I find this ...
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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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Why is Shapely and contains_point not detecting point being on land?

I'm using the world shape file that can be found at https://trac.openstreetmap.org/browser/applications/editors/merkaartor-branches/merkaartor-0.14-fixes/share/world_shp/world_adm0.shp?rev=17052. ...
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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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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. ...