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This library reads and writes ESRI Shapefiles in pure Python.

Status: Actively developed

Depends on:

Optional extensions:

Python versions: 2, 3

OS Platforms: N/A



Clipping a shapefile




pip install pyshp



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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