[School-of-data] Geocoding tutorials on the School of Data Blog

Tony.Hirst Tony.Hirst at open.ac.uk
Tue Feb 19 20:55:13 UTC 2013


As I'm guessing big software installs don't phase you, have you seen Pete Warden's Data Science toolkit; it's got a geocoding db I think, though I'm not sure what the coverage of it is? (I haven't tried it yet - on my to do list)


If anyone on the list has played with it - what's it like?!;-)

Also possibly of interest to others on the list, another Pete Warden service: OpenHeatmap - http://www.openheatmap.com/  (code https://github.com/petewarden/openheatmap )

One of the things this has built in is recognition of some common region codes/identifiers - http://www.openheatmap.com/locationhelp.php


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From: Peter Murray-Rust [pm286 at cam.ac.uk]
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 8:27 PM
To: Lucy Chambers
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Subject: Re: [School-of-data] Geocoding tutorials on the School of Data Blog

This is great.

Could you do one of how to call this from languages like Java or Python?

On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 1:55 PM, Lucy Chambers <lucy.chambers at okfn.org<mailto:lucy.chambers at okfn.org>> wrote:
Hi All,

If anyone has ever wanted to know how to convert simple place names in a spreadsheet to lat and long values so that they can put their data on a map, Rufus Pollock has just put up a couple of tutorials on the School of Data blog.

Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge

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