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.
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
2013: Beginning of the development
2014: GeoPandas 0.1.0 released
2020: GeoPandas became NumFOCUS Affiliated