Introducing Stripy

Geodynamicists from Sydney and Australian National universities have developed Stripy, a software module that allows scientists to efficiently place GIS ‘wrapping paper’ around the spherical Earth ‘present’. This is the first module to be built for a common scientific programming language like Python, that supports such ‘wrapping’, or mapping features. Here, developer Dr Ben Mather explains Stripy’s key functions for the AuScope Earth modelling community.

Stripy: A Python module for (constrained) triangulation in Cartesian coordinates and on a sphere.

The triangulation of scattered points is a common problem in science and engineering when local neighbourhood information is required for computation. Typical applications include the calculation of neighbour relationships, interpolants, derivatives, …