open source Python library for reading and writing geospatial raster data
Geographic information systems use GeoTIFF and other formats to organize and store gridded, or raster, datasets. Rasterio reads and writes these formats and provides a Python API based on N-D arrays.
Rasterio employs GDAL under the hood for file I/O and raster formatting. Its functions typically accept and return Numpy ndarrays. Rasterio is designed to make working with geospatial raster data more productive and more fun.
Rasterio is pronounced raw-STIER-ee-oh.
Issue tracker: https://github.com/mapbox/rasterio