Rasterio is a GDAL and Numpy-based Python library designed to make your work with geospatial raster data more productive, more fun — more Zen. It’s a new open source project from the satellite team at Mapbox.

Rasterio is Python software, not GIS software. Whether you are an experienced Python programmer beginning to explore raster data processing and analysis, or a geographic data hacker branching out into Python programming, you can get more done with less code and fewer bugs thanks to rasterio’s use of Python language types, and protocols, and idioms. Advanced features such as a generator for raster feature shapes (demonstrated in the image above and documented here) are helping the Mapbox satellite team iterate faster and build more efficient data processing pipelines. We’d be pleased to have you join us in developing rasterio. See the installation directions and give it a try!