Generic Coordinates

If there are no geocoordinates in a network, generic coordinates can be created. There are two possibilities:

  1. igraph (http:/ (recommended) based on
    • python-igraph

    • pycairo

  2. graphviz (http:/ based on
    • networkx

    • graphviz

To avoid having to compile C libraries, precompiled wheels are available on (unofficial)

Generically created geocoordinates can then be plotted in the same way as real geocoordinates.

pandapower.plotting.create_generic_coordinates(net, mg=None, library='igraph', respect_switches=False, geodata_table='bus_geodata', buses=None, overwrite=False)

This function will add arbitrary geo-coordinates for all buses based on an analysis of branches and rings. It will remove out of service buses/lines from the net. The coordinates will be created either by igraph or by using networkx library.

  • net (pandapowerNet) – pandapower network

  • mg (networkx.Graph) – Existing networkx multigraph, if available. Convenience to save computation time.

  • library (str) – “igraph” to use igraph package or “networkx” to use networkx package

  • geodata_table (str) – table to write the generic geodatas to

  • buses (list) – buses for which generic geodata are created, all buses will be used by default

  • overwrite (bool) – overwrite existing geodata


net - pandapower network with added geo coordinates for the buses


net = create_generic_coordinates(net)

Example plot with mv_oberrhein network from the pandapower.networks package as geographical plan (respect_switches=False):


and as structural plan (respect_switches=True):