veranda stands for “vector and raster data access” and is a place for IO related classes and operations dealing with raster and vector data. Besides bridging the gap between rigid and complex packages like GDAL to increase user-friendliness and flexibility (similar to rasterio) it defines common ground to unite the world of raster and vector data and harmonise the entry point to access different data formats or multiple files.
veranda consist of two modules raster and vector each containing the submodules native and mosaic. native contains several classes for interacting with one file/data format, e.g. GeoTIFF or NetCDF. On the other hand, the mosaic module offers a datacube-like interface to work with multiple, structured files, which can be distributed based on a mosaic/grid in space or along a stack dimension, e.g. time, atmospheric layers, etc.