Lesson 2 Overview

In this lesson, we will learn how to read and write spatial data, and how to deal with projections in Python using the Geopandas -module and some useful data management functionalities.

  1. Introduction to Geopandas

  2. Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS)

Learning goals

After this lesson, you should know how to:

  • Read and write data from/to Shapefile

  • Create geometries into GeoDataFrame

  • Understand the importance of and change the coordinate reference system of spatial data


These materials are partly based on Geopandas documentation.

The lesson reuses materials from Henrikki Tenkanen from the University of Helsinki, under CC-BY-SA from from AutoGIS GitHub repository.