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Input data can be excel, text, whatever. I would like to produce shapefiles from data on a computer without GIS installed. Is there anything out there?

Fiona seems to be such a module. Are there any other modules? Is Fiona the best choice?

I have data in a list like this:

mylist = [["lat1","long1","lat2","long2","var1","var2","var3"],
         [55.000,7.000,54.000,6.000,30,40,50]
         [54.000,6.000,52.000,8.000,30,40,50]
         [52.000,8.000,53.000,7.000,30,40,50]
         [53.000,7.000,50.000,6.000,30,40,50]
         [50.000,6.000,55.000,7.000,30,40,50]]

And I would like to make a shapefile (polyline) out of that.

  • Maybe this question could be of help: – countryman Feb 5 '16 at 8:50
  • You don't seem to have grasped what is wrong with your question(s). If people ask for clarification, there is a clue there. – John Powell Feb 5 '16 at 12:50
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    Pyshp is an open source pure Python module that allows you to generate shapefiles without any dependencies. I have used this quite a bit and it works well. – crmackey Feb 5 '16 at 13:50
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This is what fiona module would do, but in a sense you are then adding some GIS functionnalities to Python. Further GIS-like analysis on the geometries can then be performed using shapely.

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