class altair.TopoDataFormat(feature=Undefined, mesh=Undefined, parse=Undefined, type=Undefined, **kwds)

TopoDataFormat schema wrapper



The name of the TopoJSON object set to convert to a GeoJSON feature collection. For example, in a map of the world, there may be an object set named "countries". Using the feature property, we can extract this set and generate a GeoJSON feature object for each country.


The name of the TopoJSON object set to convert to mesh. Similar to the feature option, mesh extracts a named TopoJSON object set. Unlike the feature option, the corresponding geo data is returned as a single, unified mesh instance, not as individual GeoJSON features. Extracting a mesh is useful for more efficiently drawing borders or other geographic elements that you do not need to associate with specific regions such as individual countries, states or counties.

parseanyOf(Parse, None)

If set to null, disable type inference based on the spec and only use type inference based on the data. Alternatively, a parsing directive object can be provided for explicit data types. Each property of the object corresponds to a field name, and the value to the desired data type (one of "number", "boolean", "date", or null (do not parse the field)). For example, "parse": {"modified_on": "date"} parses the modified_on field in each input record a Date value.

For "date", we parse data based using Javascript’s Date.parse(). For Specific date formats can be provided (e.g., {foo: "date:'%m%d%Y'"} ), using the d3-time-format syntax. UTC date format parsing is supported similarly (e.g., {foo: "utc:'%m%d%Y'"} ). See more about UTC time


Type of input data: "json", "csv", "tsv", "dsv".

Default value: The default format type is determined by the extension of the file URL. If no extension is detected, "json" will be used by default.

__init__(feature=Undefined, mesh=Undefined, parse=Undefined, type=Undefined, **kwds)


__init__([feature, mesh, parse, type])

copy([deep, ignore])

Return a copy of the object

from_dict(dct[, validate, _wrapper_classes])

Construct class from a dictionary representation

from_json(json_string[, validate])

Instantiate the object from a valid JSON string


Resolve references in the context of this object's schema or root schema.

to_dict([validate, ignore, context])

Return a dictionary representation of the object

to_json([validate, ignore, context, indent, ...])

Emit the JSON representation for this object as a string.

validate(instance[, schema])

Validate the instance against the class schema in the context of the rootschema.

validate_property(name, value[, schema])

Validate a property against property schema in the context of the rootschema