The PDX Python meeting tonight looks exciting and very relevant to
Urban Edibles. It's going to cover a few ways of working with
geographical information in Python.
Tuesday January 12th, 2010
6:30PM at Webtrends
851 SW 6th Ave.
Map to Webtrends, etc. at http://www.meetup.com/pdxpython/
Here is a description from the Python list:
Michel Pelletier will introduce Geohash, a clever text encoding
of latitude and longitude information that is very useful for
non-traditional databases, among other things. Geohashing was cooked
up by Gustavo Niemeyer of Mocker and Dateutil fame.
Webb Sprauge will talk about how to incorporate geographic data into
relational databases using PostGIS and PostgreSQL. He will cover
making a connection with psycopg2, modeling using geographic data
types, and associating geographic data with non-geographic attributes.
Building on Webb's talk, Tim Welch will introduce the geographic
capabilities of the Django Framework (aka GeoDjango) which utilizes
PostGIS and psycopg2. He'll briefly cover geometric data types,
spatial operators, the Django geographic admin and creating
geo-enabled web services. In addition to examples, at least one
application will also be demoed.