I have original data as a 700000's rows excel, with geometry data in hexwkb format. I want to plot it and make some spatial operations on it like intersect, distance and buffer, on a jupyter notebook. Half of the geometries are null. Part of the remaining ones have apparently invalid geometries.

I had succeed in plotting the first 100 lines, apparently with fine geometries, but I'm struggling to plot all the data.

This code worked for lines with no geometry problems:

Data example

id (int64) | geom (object)

1 | '0105000020E610000001000...

import pandas as pd
import geopandas as gpd
from shapely import wkb
from shapely.geometry import MultiLineString

trips= df.dropna(subset=['geom'])

# create column with converted geometry

def convert_to_hexwkb(geomString):
    geometry = wkb.loads(geomString, hex=True)
    return geometry
trips.drop('geom', axis=1, inplace=True)

# convert to GeoDataFrame


>> MULTILINESTRING ((-9.1474504470825 38.744022369385, -9.147529602050801 38.744121551514, -9.14...

# show trips map

>> got a nice map here

But when I run this to the entire data I get the following error given from the shapely -> geos library, during conversion of string to hexwkb:

WKBReadingError: Could not create geometry because of errors while reading input.

IllegalArgumentException: point array must contain 0 or >1 elements

I couldn't find how to apply Geopandas.GeoSeries.is_empty function to find empty geometries, because it was not a geodataframe at that point. Same for is_valid function from shapely library, since the field was not geometry type.

I've tried to delete exceptional rows with this:

for i, item in enumerate(trips['geom']):
    trips.at[i,'geometry'] = wkb.loads(item, hex=True)
    trips.drop([i], inplace=True)

And got the errors:

IllegalArgumentException: point array must contain 0 or >1 elements

WKBReadingError: Could not create geometry because of errors while reading input.

another exception occurred: KeyError: '[791] not found in axis' - This related with how the for cycle was constructed probably.

If I run this for debug:

def convert_to_hexwkb(geomString):
        geometry = wkb.loads(geomString, hex=True)
        return geometry
        return np.nan


I get these errors, multiplied for several lines:

ParseException: Unexpected EOF parsing WKB

ParseException: Premature end of HEX string

Any clue of what should I do to clean geometries of my dataset?

  • At least you can filter out trips which have exactly one point. – user30184 May 11 '20 at 20:27
  • What do you get when using trips = df.dropna(subset=['geom']).reset_index(drop=True) and then for loop? – Kadir Şahbaz May 11 '20 at 21:29
  • @KadirŞahbaz, made no difference, I've got the same errors. – danalif May 11 '20 at 22:51

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