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 area of 3.13654849055. How do I interpret the unit of this area? I read that this can be interpreted in square degrees but seek a little more explanation.
Also, how do i create a circle with a specified radius (in meters) around a point (defined using lat,long)?
The closest article I found was this [http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.python.gis/1582] but it lacks any concrete solution