About GeoPandas

GeoPandas is an open source project to add support for geographic data to pandas objects. It currently implements GeoSeries and GeoDataFrame types which are subclasses of pandas.Series and pandas.DataFrame respectively. GeoPandas objects can act on shapely geometry objects and perform geometric operations.

GeoPandas is a community-led project written, used and supported by a wide range of people from all around of world of a large variety of backgrounds. Want to get involved in the community? See our community guidelines.

GeoPandas will always be 100% open source software, free for all to use and released under the liberal terms of the BSD-3-Clause license.

Project history

Kelsey Jordahl founded GeoPandas project in 2013 during the Scipy Conference and released a version 0.1.0 in July 2014. In 2016, Joris Van den Bossche took the lead and became the maintainer of the project. Since the beginning, GeoPandas is a BSD-licensed open-source project supported by a community of contributors from around the world and is now maintained by a team of core developers.

In 2020 GeoPandas became NumFOCUS Affiliated Project and received two Small Development Grants to support its development.