[Python-au] SyPy Nov 5th: "Using GeoDjango with Google Maps" - Peter Marks

Mark Rees mark.john.rees at gmail.com
Fri Oct 30 00:10:14 UTC 2009

GeoDjango (http://geodjango.org/) is the
of the Python Web Framework Django. It aspires to be a world-class
geographic web framework. The project goal is to make it as easy as possible
to build GIS web applications and harness the power of spatially enabled

Peter (http://blog.marxy.org/) will:

   - Give some background on the GeoDjango face of Django
   - Demonstrate a simple mapping application that overlays a Google map
   with markers, polylines and polygons
   - What you get for free - GeoAdmin with openStreetmap
   - Software dependancies: GEOS, GDAL, and PROJ.4
   - Geo enabling your Model.py
   - Discuss using MySQL as the spatial database and the short-cuts they've
   taken so far...
   - Talk about performance:

   - loading just the visible overlays
   - using json for mapping

   - Show a real application used by a Telco for telling if customers have
   Wimax coverage in django (This app was ported from PHP to django with great
   effect - far less code, far more performance...)

*RSVP: Please RSVP on Anyvite to get your name on the door
http://anyvite.com/events/home/7ncsfgib4b *

Time: 6:30PM (for a 6:45pm start) - 7:45PM (then pub after)

Getting There: It's a 10min walk from Town Hall station over the pyrmont
bridge (directions http://tinyurl.com/nedz98)  or catch the light rail to
the casino station.

Go to level 5 or if the doors are locked wait outside and look for smiley
happy google people to let you in.

NB. Snacks are provided by google and we also go to a pub afterwards that
has dinner available.
Since both Dylan and I are attending conferences overseas, Andy Todd will be
the man in control. Also a big thanks to Google for hosting us again.
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