shapely.empty#

empty(shape, geom_type=None, order='C')#

Create a geometry array prefilled with None or with empty geometries.

Parameters
shapeint or tuple of int

Shape of the empty array, e.g., (2, 3) or 2.

geom_typeshapely.GeometryType, optional

The desired geometry type in case the array should be prefilled with empty geometries. Default None.

order{‘C’, ‘F’}, optional, default: ‘C’

Whether to store multi-dimensional data in row-major (C-style) or column-major (Fortran-style) order in memory.

Examples

>>> empty((2, 3)).tolist()
[[None, None, None], [None, None, None]]
>>> empty(2, geom_type=GeometryType.POINT).tolist()
[<POINT EMPTY>, <POINT EMPTY>]