I have a GeoJSON file with different geometries(polygons). I'd like to find if my polygon intersects with any of the file's geometry. I am not going to paste the file here as it is a long one, but can be found here: https://flightplan.romatsa.ro/init/static/zone_restrictionate_uav.json

Here is what I have done, but it returns false when it should return true:

import geopandas
from shapely.geometry import Polygon

df = geopandas.read_file("geometries.json") 
lat_point_list = [46.384215727080694, 46.42583525049556, 46.40743997749065]
lon_point_list = [24.66499565544466, 24.699163210220682, 24.706980760567422]

polygon_geom = Polygon(zip(lat_point_list, lon_point_list))
df1 = geopandas.GeoSeries({'geometry': polygon_geom}).set_crs(4326)

for geo in df["geometry"]:
    ctr = geopandas.GeoSeries({'geometry': geo}).set_crs(4326)
    if ctr.intersects(df1)[0]:

What am I doing wrong?

  • 1
    Heyo Alin. Good question. It's easier for people to answer if you have a code example without a file that needs to be read since people don't have your file.
    – Davma
    Jul 1, 2022 at 7:30
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    Thank you Davma for pointing out, I attached a link to the question Jul 1, 2022 at 7:41

1 Answer 1


Shapely use (x,y) in the geometries and not (y,x), therefore:

polygon_geom = Polygon(zip(lon_point_list,lat_point_list))
df1 = gpd.GeoDataFrame({'geometry':[polygon_geom]})
for geo in df["geometry"]:
    if geo.intersects(df1.geometry[0]):
POLYGON ((24.14861107 46.46777725, 24.63750076 46.5633316, 24.69666672 46.41916656, 24.20750046 46.32361221, 24.14861107 46.46777725))

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