contextily: context geo tiles in Python

contextily: context geo tiles in Python#

contextily is a small Python 3 (3.9 and above) package to retrieve tile maps from the internet. It can add those tiles as basemap to matplotlib figures or write tile maps to disk into geospatial raster files. Bounding boxes can be passed in both WGS84 (EPSG:4326) and Spheric Mercator (EPSG:3857). See the notebook contextily_guide.ipynb for usage.

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The current tile providers that are available in contextily are the providers defined in the `xyzservices <>`__ package. This includes some popular tile maps, such as:


  • mercantile

  • numpy

  • matplotlib

  • pillow

  • rasterio

  • requests

  • geopy

  • joblib

  • xyzservices


Python 3 only (3.9 and above)

Latest released version, using pip:

pip3 install contextily

or conda:

conda install contextily


contextily is developed by a community of enthusiastic volunteers. You can see a full list here.

If you would like to contribute to the project, have a look at the list of open issues, particularly those labeled as good first contributions.


BSD compatible. See LICENSE.txt


Reference Guide

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