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Fiona is OGR’s neat, nimble, no-nonsense API for Python programmers. It focuses on reading and writing data in standard Python IO style and relies upon familiar Python types and protocols such as files, dictionaries, mappings, and iterators instead of classes specific to OGR.

Status: Actively developed

Depends on: GDAL, six

Optional extensions:

Python versions: 2.6, 2.7, 3.3+

OS Platforms: N/A




pip install fiona


python install

Windows binaries



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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