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geo_qt

The repository consists of a toolkit for creating geo-data inspired artworks to accompany the AHRC funded Digital Realism project.

The geo_qt package is a collection of mapping tools for rendering large scale images and animations. It has been designed as a lightweight framework that can easily be extended to create interactive rendering tools. The GUI and the map interface are based on the Python PySide library.

Typically a map would be generated by specifying the map layers and data sources in a config file, overriding the map layer class rendering, and extending the GUI controls to interactively style the map.

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License

Licensed under GPLv3.

Setup

The project was developed using Enthought Canopy under Python 2.7.6.
Dependencies were installed via the Canopy package manager:

future==0.14.3
numpy==1.8.1
PIL=1.5.6
pyproj==1.9.3
PySide==1.2.2
Qt==4.8.5

Optional
ModestMaps==1.4.1
basemap==1.0.7

Authors

Gavin Baily developed the geo_qt package
Stefano De Sabbata developed the WMF Lab tool for capturing geo-coded Wikipedia article metadata

Project team

Principal Investigator: Tom Corby, CREAM, University of Westminster
Researcher: Gavin Baily, CREAM, University of Westminster and Tracemedia
Researcher: Stefano De Sabbata, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

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Geographic visualisation toolkit based on PySide. http://digital-realism.net/

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