We are pleased to announce a new release of GeoPandas!
Most notably, GeoPandas 0.4.0 improves the overlay functionality (much better performance, and fixed behaviour for certain cases). This can possibly change results you obtained before, but likely more correct now. But given this change, please test and feedback welcome! Further, there is a long list of other new features and bug fixes, see below.
GeoPandas can be installed with conda from the conda-forge channel (conda install -c conda-forge geopandas) or with pip assuming the dependencies are available for your platform (pip install geopandas).
Please report any issues, or request new features via our GitHub repository: https://github.com/geopandas/geopandas/issues
What is it?
GeoPandas is an open source project to make working with geospatial data in python easier. GeoPandas combines the capabilities of pandas and shapely, providing geospatial operations in pandas and a high-level interface to multiple shapely geometries. GeoPandas enables you to easily do operations in python that would otherwise require a spatial database such as PostGIS.
Bug fixes :
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release! A total of 26 people contributed to this release. People with a "+" by their names contributed a patch for the first time.
-- The GeoPandas developers