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Tools to find out country where given GPS coordinates are
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copyshapes.py initial import Sep 5, 2010
countries.py Python 3.6 compatible Dec 12, 2018

README

These are two miniature tools intended to help with the task of finding what country are given GPS coordinates in.

The tools are:

 -- copyshapes.py
 Filter country shapes to create a smaller shape file. Use like this:
 1) get world borders from http://thematicmapping.org/downloads/world_borders.php
 2) run python
      import copyshapes
      copyshapes.filter_file(
            lambda x: x.GetField('REGION') == 150,
            'TM_WORLD_BORDERS-0.3.shp', 'EUROPE.shp'
      )

 -- countries.py
 Find what countries given GPS coordinates are.
 Example:
     import countries
     cc = countries.CountryChecker('TM_WORLD_BORDERS-0.3.shp')
     print cc.getCountry(countries.Point(49.7821, 3.5708)).iso


LICENSE:

This code is in public domain.
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