Geopandas read has as options bbox and mask.


What is the difference between those two options?

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Geopandas read_file() allows you to subset vector data by either a rectangular area made up of 4 coordinates (a bounding box) or an irregular shaped polygon (mask). The subset will include all of the features that intersect the bounding box or mask. It is important to note that read_file() will not clip your input features to the bounding box or mask boundaries.


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