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GIS support for graphene-django

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django==2.2 is supported. Install the graphene-gis with pip:

$ pip install graphene-gis

Add it to your INSTALLED_APPS in



This extension can works out of the box with WKT, but if you want to use GeoJSON for input while mutations, install rest_framework_gis alongside it.


from django.contrib.gis.db import models

class Place(models.Model):
    name = models.CharField(max_length=255)
    location = models.PointField()

from graphene_django import DjangoObjectType
from graphene_gis.converter import gis_converter  # noqa

class PlaceType(DjangoObjectType):
    class Meta:
        model = Place

class Query(graphene.ObjectType):
    place = graphene.Field(Place)

    def resolve_place(self, info):
        return Place(name="San Andreas", location="POINT(34.2 54.3)")

schema = graphene.Schema(query=Query)


query {
    place {

Query Output

"place": {
    "name": "San Andreas",
    "location": {
        "type": "Point",
        "coordinates": [34.2, 54.3]


class PointModelType(graphene.ObjectType):
    location = graphene.Field(graphene.String, to=scalars.PointScalar())

class CreatePointModelType(graphene.Mutation):
    point = graphene.Field(PointModelType)

    class Arguments:
        location = graphene.Argument(scalars.PointScalar)

    def mutate(root, info, location):
        point = PointModelType(location=location)
        return CreatePointModelType(point=point)


mutation {
    createPoint (location: "POINT(3 5)") {
        point {

Mutation Output

"createPoint": {
    "point": {
        "location": "{'type': 'Point', 'coordinates': [3.0, 5.0]}"


A JSON Converter, so if you're familiar with graphene, you know that it sends JSONField as stringified JSON, but with a lot of data, you dont want to parse it in the frontend, I know it goes against having a static type, but if you're not modifying the data on the frontend, plus you're using typescript which enforces types anyway, it works like a charm.

And geojson contains JSONField like properties section, and parsing every node in the frontend is cumbersome if you have ~9000 entries, also time consuming.

Output without using json_converter

  "data": {
    "vectors": [
        "type": "Feature",
        "properties": "{\"Name\": \"Blues\", \"area\": 0.0006971253332413299, \"bbox\": [74.59639001261124, 24.7077612714826, 74.61615129922414, 24.755648349214077], \"perimeter\": 0.15862406542812008}",
        "geometry": {
          "type": "Polygon",
          "coordinates": [...]

Now if you're working with GeoJSON, you're not working with just one vector, you're probably working with thousands. Voila json_converter!!! Now you can plot it directly, if you store it in such a way! I want go into how to structure the model.

  "data": {
    "allVectors": [
        "type": "Feature",
        "properties": {
          "Name": "Blues",
          "area": 0.0006971253332413299,
          "bbox": [
          "perimeter": 0.15862406542812008
        "geometry": {
          "type": "Polygon",
          "coordinates": [...]


Rishabh Mehta

If you have any issues or queries regarding acadbot, please don't hesitate to email the @author. I have a lot of free time.

I forget stuff, this section is for anyone who wants to build the package.

$ python sdist
$ twine upload dist/*


This code falls under the MIT license which permits the reuse of the proprietary software provided that all copies of the licensed software include a copy of the MIT License terms and the copyright notice. Go crazy!

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