GeoBases, data services and visualization

Posted by Alexgtk19 on Feb 10, 2013 12:44 PM EDT
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This project provides tools to play with geographical data. But it also works with non-geographical data!

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:

- performs various types of queries ( find this key, or find keys with this property)

- fuzzy searches based on string distance ( find things roughly named like this)

- phonetic searches (find things sounding like this)

- 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! After installation, you can do things like this:

$ cat data.csv | GeoBase --map

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

We are currently gathering input from the community to define the next version features, so do not hesitate to open issues on the github page.

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