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Introduction

This project provides tools to play with geographical data. It also works with non-geographical data, except for map visualizations :).

There are embedded data sources in the project, but you can easily play with your own data in addition to the available ones. After data loading, you can:

  • perform various types of queries (find this key, or find keys with this property)
  • make fuzzy searches based on string distance (find things roughly named like this)
  • make phonetic searches (find things sounding like this)
  • make geographical searches (find things next to this place)
  • get results on a map, or export it as csv data, or as a Python object

This is entirely written in Python. The core part is a Python package, but there is a command line tool as well! Get it with easy_install, then you can see where are airports with international in their name:

$ GeoBase --fuzzy international --map

You can perform all types of queries:

$ GeoBase --base cities --fuzzy "san francisko" # typo here :)

Of course, you can use your own data for map display:

$ cat coords.csv
p1,48.22,2.33
p2,49.33,2.24
$ cat coords.csv | GeoBase --map

And for every other thing as well:

$ cat edges.csv
A,B
A,C
D,A
$ cat edges.csv | GeoBase --graph

Administrate the data sources:

$ GeoBase --admin

Documentation

Here are some useful links:

What's next?

You can start reading the Installation guide then the Quickstart. Check out the pages for more information.

Do not hesitate to open issues for missing:

  • documentation
  • examples
  • use cases
  • features
  • data
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