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Given a centroid and side length, tile an area with regular flat hexagons

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A small utility package which calculates a regular hexagonal tiling for an area, given a centroid as a Shapely Point, and a side length.


Hexcover is available on PyPI:
pip install hexcover


from shapely.geometry import Point
from hexcover.util import hexagon_coverage

# centroid
c = Point(0.0, 0.0)
coverage = hexagon_coverage(c, 10)

# coverage is a namedtuple of seven polygons. The first entry is the central polygon.
# Subsequent entries begin directly above the central polygon, and proceed clockwise.

The returned namedtuple has seven fields:

  • centre
  • top
  • topright
  • bottomright
  • bottom
  • bottomleft
  • topleft


There's an example notebook, and a sample output GeoJSON file showing the result of covering the Crystal Palace Transmitting Station with 100-metre hexagons.


Shapely >= 1.6.3


The Blue Oak Model License 1.0



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