django-cities-light -- Simple django-cities alternative
This add-on provides models and commands to import country, region/state, and city data in your database.
The data is pulled from GeoNames and contains cities, regions/states and countries.
Spatial query support is not required by this application.
This application is very simple and is useful if you want to make a simple address book for example. If you intend to build a fully featured spatial database, you should use django-cities.
- Python 2.7 or 3.3,
- Django >= 1.7
- MySQL or PostgreSQL or SQLite.
Yes, for some reason, code that used to work on MySQL (not without pain xD) does not work anymore. So we're now using django.db.transaction.atomic which comes from Django 1.6 just to support MySQL quacks.
pip install django-cities-light
Or the development version:
pip install -e email@example.com:yourlabs/django-cities-light.git#egg=cities_light
Add cities_light to your INSTALLED_APPS.
Configure filters to exclude data you don't want, ie.:
CITIES_LIGHT_TRANSLATION_LANGUAGES = ['fr', 'en'] CITIES_LIGHT_INCLUDE_COUNTRIES = ['FR'] CITIES_LIGHT_INCLUDE_CITY_TYPES = ['PPL', 'PPLA', 'PPLA2', 'PPLA3', 'PPLA4', 'PPLC', 'PPLF', 'PPLG', 'PPLL', 'PPLR', 'PPLS', 'STLMT',]
Now, run migrations, it will only create tables for models that are not disabled:
Finally, populate your database with command:
This command is well documented, consult the help with:
./manage.py help cities_light
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