Understand and uncover the identity of your location with a tap.
Sitegeist is a mobile application that helps you to learn more about your surroundings in seconds. Drawing on publicly available information, the app presents solid data in a simple at-a-glance format to help you tap into the pulse of your location. From demographics about people and housing to the latest popular spots or weather, Sitegeist presents localized information visually so you can get back to enjoying the neighborhood. The application draws on free APIs such as the U.S. Census, Yelp! and others to showcase what's possible with access to data. Sitegeist was created by the Sunlight Foundation in consultation with design firm IDEO and with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. It is the third in a series of National Data Apps.
Source Code for Native Mobile Apps
Python requirements in requirements.txt
- PostgreSQL (with PostGIS)
Installation and Configuration
Install requirements using pip
$ pip install -r requirements.txt
Create local settings file and edit.
$ cp sitegeist/settings/dev.py sitegeist/settings/local.py $ vi sitegeist/settings/local.py
Create database structure.
$ python manage.py syncdb $ python manage.py migrate
Configure mongodb indexes:
$ python manage.py shell >>> from sitegeist import mongo >>> mongo.create_indexes()
python manage.py runserver
Varies by data source. Check code to see how it works.
A general loading script was created, but the specifics of how it works changes with each source. Know what happens before you use it.
$ export DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=sitegeist.settings $ ./bin/load -h usage: load.py [-h] [-c PATH] [-d] SOURCES [SOURCES ...] Load Sitegeist data sources positional arguments: SOURCES one or more source: census, epa, locations, schools optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -c PATH, --config PATH path to config file -d, --dryrun load data source, but do not save to database