Wednesday November 9th 2022: GeoPandas: Easy, fast and scalable geospatial analysis in Python

Next week, November 9th, we are pleased to welcome Joris Van den Bossche to the Pangeo Showcase at the Community meeting to talk to us about the most recent improvements to GeoPandas and how our two communities can capitalize on our collective efforts.

Meeting Logistics
Title: GeoPandas: Easy, fast and scalable geospatial analysis in Python
Invited Speaker:
Joris Van den Bossche with GeoPandas / Voltron Data (github: jorisvandenbossche | Twitter: @jorisvdbossche | ORCiD: 0000-0003-3284-2977 )
Martin Fleischmann (GeoPandas / UrbanDataLab AG) (github: martinfleis | Twitter: @martinfleis | ORCiD: 0000-0003-3319-3366)
When: Wednesday November 9th 4PM EST
Where: Launch Meeting - Zoom
GeoPandas is an open source project to make working with geospatial vector data in Python easier. It combines the capabilities of pandas and shapely, providing geospatial operations in pandas and a high-level interface to multiple geometries to shapely. GeoPandas enables you to easily do operations in Python that would otherwise require a spatial database such as PostGIS.
This talk will give a brief introduction to GeoPandas, highlight some of the latest developments (faster geometry operations through new vectorized functionality in Shapely 2.0, faster IO through new GDAL bindings in pyogrio and through GeoParquet, and scaling GeoPandas with Dask using the dask-geopandas subproject), and will invite for an open discussion on how the GeoPandas and Pangeo communities can more closely collaborate.

Relevant material:


  • 5-15 minutes - Community showcase
  • 5-15 minutes - Q&A / Community check-in
  • 20-35 minutes - Agenda and Open discussion

I’ve just joined this group :wave:

Are there talks open to all?



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Welcome @matt_travis! Yes of course.