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.

GeoPandas is a fiscally sponsored project of NumFOCUS, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the open-source scientific computing community. If you like GeoPandas and want to support our mission, please consider making a donation to support our efforts.

NumFOCUS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity in the United States; as such, donations to NumFOCUS are tax-deductible as allowed by law. As with any donation, you should consult with your personal tax adviser or the IRS about your particular tax situation.


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. In 2023, GeoPandas became NumFOCUS Sponsored Project.