Reading Shapefile ZIPs from a URL in Python 3

This article takes inspiration from Andrew Gadius’ blog on the same topic, using updated libraries and Python 3 to achieve a similar effect. If you do not already have a working environment, check out Part One of this two-part blog post. UPDATE June 4, 2019: Or get started using this notebook in Google Colab.

Prepare your workspace

import geopandas as gpd
import requests
import zipfile…