I'm a noob when it comes to networkx module. I have a line feature as a geodataframe that looks like this:


Using momepy, I can convert this geodataframe to a network on network x:

G = momepy.gdf_to_nx(my_line, approach="primal",length='mm_len')

This converts the geodataframe to a network that looks like this, with the blue points as the nodes created by momepy: https://i.sstatic.net/7Smb9.png

My aim is to find the pair of nodes that are furthest away from one another.

I can do this by this code:

apl = dict(nx.all_pairs_dijkstra_path(G))
bpl = [tuple((v, s, k)) for s, d in apl.items() for k, v in d.items() if v == max(d.values())]
bpl.sort(key=lambda tup: tup[0], reverse=False) 
length, start, fin = bpl[0]

However this works out the distances based on how many nodes the path goes through, not the actual length of the path. so returning 'length' just gets a list of coordinates. However I have no idea how to store the length of the path in the network. I want the data of the graph to be something like this:


So that when I run the Dijkstra it will return the top left node and the bottom node and say the distance between them is 21m, this is the longest. Any ideas?

  • It is a pure network problem and not a geospatial problem. You need to use all_pairs_dijkstra_path_length
    – gene
    Commented Jan 24 at 11:24
  • but how do I add a length feature to the graph itself? Do I define it as a weight? Because as I said if I run dijkstra it returns a list of coordinates, not a length. When you create a networkx graph manually with add_edges_from etc. you can add in attributes but I can't see an option for that when doing momepy.gdf_to_nx Commented Jan 24 at 11:39
  • Take a look at my answer
    – gene
    Commented Jan 24 at 12:29

1 Answer 1


The geometry and the properties of the GeoDataFrame are still present in the graph, you can see them in using data=True (and the length is 'mm_len') (see How to calculate edge length in Networkx)

With one of my shapefile

G = momepy.gdf_to_nx(df, approach="primal",length='mm_len')
MultiEdgeDataView([((166362.43059958215, 116180.34149187146), (166547.61246095796, 117903.66656916466)), ((165402.50829775655, 117317.8872117514), (166925.53462703104, 116758.56240596325)), ((165829.56034541913, 116044.28951208515), (166691.22288406573, 117121.3676853934)), ((165500.76806093557, 117627.78338793133), (165549.89794252507, 116887.0559424281))])
# but
MultiEdgeDataView([((166362.43059958215, 116180.34149187146), (166547.61246095796, 117903.66656916466), {'geometry': <shapely.geometry.linestring.LineString object at 0x1a352982e8>, 'mm_len': 2966.689088302621}), ((165402.50829775655, 117317.8872117514), (166925.53462703104, 116758.56240596325), {'geometry': <shapely.geometry.linestring.LineString object at 0x1a352988d0>, 'mm_len': 1622.6709776373805}), ((165829.56034541913, 116044.28951208515), (166691.22288406573, 117121.3676853934), {'geometry': <shapely.geometry.linestring.LineString object at 0x1a35298390>, 'mm_len': 1379.3330714239971}), ((165500.76806093557, 117627.78338793133), (165549.89794252507, 116887.0559424281), {'geometry': <shapely.geometry.linestring.LineString object at 0x1a35298828>, 'mm_len': 883.3292113713896})]

First edge of the graph:

first = list(G.edges(data=True))[0]

The two first elements of the resulting list are the nodes coordinates and the third is a is a dictionary


Therefore you can use


For the first path

((166362.43059958215, 116180.34149187146), {(166362.43059958215, 116180.34149187146): 0, (166547.61246095796, 117903.66656916466): 2966.689088302621})
 #and the length is
 l = [x for x in list(nx.all_pairs_dijkstra_path_length(G,weight='mm_len'))[1][1].values()]

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