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NYC Geoclient Python Bindings

Python bindings for the REST NYC Geoclient API.

Usage

First, you will need to register an application with the NYC Developer Portal, and make sure that you check off access to the Geoclient API for the application. Take note of the Application's ID and key. You will not be able to use the ID and key until DoITT approves you -- this could take several days, and you will receive an email when this happens. There isn't any indication of your status on the dashboard, but all requests will return a 403.

You can pip install nyc-geoclient. It depends upon the requests library.

$ pip install nyc_geoclient

Once your app has been approved by DoITT, using the API is simple:

>>> from nyc_geoclient import Geoclient
>>> g = Geoclient('my app ID', 'my app key')

All of the REST endpoints are supported.

>>> g.address('1500', 'Madison Ave', 'Manhattan')
{u'assemblyDistrict': u'68',
 u'boardOfElectionsPreferredLgc': u'1',
 u'boePreferredStreetName': u'MADISON AVENUE',
 u'boePreferredstreetCode': u'12539001',
 u'boroughCode1In': u'1',
 u'censusBlock2000': u'2000',
 u'censusBlock2010': u'3003',
 u'censusTract1990': u' 168  ',
 u'censusTract2000': u' 168  ',
 u'censusTract2010': u' 168  ',
 u'cityCouncilDistrict': u'08',
 u'civilCourtDistrict': u'06',
 u'coincidentSegmentCount': u'1',
...

>>> g.intersection('atlantic ave', 'nevins st', 'Brooklyn')
{u'assemblyDistrict': u'52',
 u'boroughCode1In': u'3',
 u'censusTract1990': u'  39  ',
 u'censusTract2000': u'  39  ',
 u'censusTract2010': u'  39  ',
 u'cityCouncilDistrict': u'33',
 u'civilCourtDistrict': u'01',
 u'communityDistrict': u'302',
 u'communityDistrictBoroughCode': u'3',
 u'communityDistrictNumber': u'02',
 u'communitySchoolDistrict': u'15',
 u'congressionalDistrict': u'08',
 u'crossStreetNamesFlagIn': u'E',
 u'dcpPreferredLgcForStreet1': u'01',
 u'dcpPreferredLgcForStreet2': u'01',
 u'dotStreetLightContractorArea': u'3',
...
Errors

In cases where the geocoder does not work, it will still return a dict. You must look at the value for message to see what happened.

 >>> g.intersection('atlantic ave', 'nevins st', 'manhattan')
 {u'boroughCode1In': u'1',
 u'censusTract1990': u'      ',
 u'censusTract2000': u'      ',
 u'censusTract2010': u'      ',
 u'crossStreetNamesFlagIn': u'E',
 u'firstBoroughName': u'MANHATTAN',
 u'firstStreetNameNormalized': u'ATLANTIC AVENUE',
 u'geosupportFunctionCode': u'2',
 u'geosupportReturnCode': u'11',
 u'message': u"'ATLANTIC AVE' NOT RECOGNIZED. THERE ARE NO SIMILAR NAMES",
 u'secondStreetNameNormalized': u'NEVINS ST',
 u'streetName1In': u'ATLANTIC AVE',
 u'streetName2In': u'NEVINS ST',
 u'workAreaFormatIndicatorIn': u'C'}

The messages are generally very helpful.

Documentation

Take a look at the Python documentation for details on using the bindings, which closely follows the DoITT documentation (requires account/login).

License

BSD.

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