shapely.segmentize#

segmentize(geometry, max_segment_length, **kwargs)#

Adds vertices to line segments based on maximum segment length.

Note

‘segmentize’ requires at least GEOS 3.10.0.

Additional vertices will be added to every line segment in an input geometry so that segments are no longer than the provided maximum segment length. New vertices will evenly subdivide each segment.

Only linear components of input geometries are densified; other geometries are returned unmodified.

Parameters
geometryGeometry or array_like
max_segment_lengthfloat or array_like

Additional vertices will be added so that all line segments are no longer than this value. Must be greater than 0.

**kwargs

For other keyword-only arguments, see the NumPy ufunc docs.

Examples

>>> from shapely import LineString, Polygon
>>> line = LineString([(0, 0), (0, 10)])
>>> segmentize(line, max_segment_length=5)
<LINESTRING (0 0, 0 5, 0 10)>
>>> polygon = Polygon([(0, 0), (10, 0), (10, 10), (0, 10), (0, 0)])
>>> segmentize(polygon, max_segment_length=5)
<POLYGON ((0 0, 5 0, 10 0, 10 5, 10 10, 5 10, 0 10, 0 5, 0 0))>
>>> segmentize(None, max_segment_length=5) is None
True