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The goals of Karta is to expose a simple and fast framework for spatial analysis. Karta serves as a Leatherman for geographic analyses. It provides simple and clean vector and raster data types, a selection of geographical analysis methods, and the ability to read and write several formats, including GeoJSON, shapefiles, and ESRI ASCII.

Status: Actively developed

Depends on: Numpy, PyShp, PyProj

Optional extensions: GDAL, SciPy

Python versions: 2.7, 3.3+

OS Platforms: N/A




pip install karta



Primarily I am a social scientist and data wrangler on topics of political violence and public opinion, but I have increasingly gotten into Python programming and development, particularly focusing on geographic analysis, image rendering/drawing/visualization, and user-friendly Tkinter GUI software building.

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