SyPy Nov 5th: "Using GeoDjango with Google Maps" - Peter Marks
GeoDjango is the GIS branch of the Python Web Framework Django. It aspires to be a world-class geographic web framework. The project goal is to make it as easy as possible to build GIS web applications and harness the power of spatially enabled data.
- Give some background on the GeoDjango face of Django
- Demonstrate a simple mapping application that overlays a Google map with markers, polylines and polygons
- What you get for free - GeoAdmin with OpenStreetMap
- Software dependancies: GEOS, GDAL, and PROJ.4
- Geo enabling your models.py
- Discuss using MySQL as the spatial database and the short-cuts they've taken so far...
- Talk about performance:
- loading just the visible overlays
- using json for mapping
- Show a real application
*RSVP: Please RSVP on Anyvite to get your name on the door*
Time: 6:30PM (for a 6:45pm start) - 7:45PM (then pub after)
Getting There: It's a 10min walk from Town Hall station over the pyrmont bridge (directions) or catch the light rail to the casino station.
Go to level 5 or if the doors are locked wait outside and look for smiley happy google people to let you in.
NB. Snacks are provided by google and we also go to a pub afterwards that has dinner available.
Andy Todd will be the man in control. Also a big thanks to Google for hosting us again.
The slides are available via SydneyPython.
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