Visualising GeoJSON in 15 Minutes

The objective of this post is to save a GeoJSON feature collected from the web to an image file, and was inspired by the Shapely manual. This will be done using Windows, Python 2.5 (although 2.6 should be almost exactly the same steps), and some additional Python packages. This example uses GeoJSON data from a […]

GeoJSON Where are You?

I was looking around the web to try and find some services that returned GeoJSON to try out Shapely. It was surprisingly hard to find servers or web services given the amount of tools that have already been built to use GeoJSON. Eventually I found the CloudMade’s geocoding developer samples. CloudMade is a company that […]

Compiling a 64 bit Version of PyISAPIe

Welcome to a veritable novella. I’ll jump straight to the end – there is no happy outcome, as yet, to this post there is a happy outcome! I have compiled a 64 bit PyISAPIe DLL (a program that runs Python at high speed under IIS), and it is up and running on Windows Server 2008 […]

Automated Diagrams and Documentation

As I previously wrote, one of the ways to get through the task of documenting a project is to turn the documentation process into a coding project. Documentation sometimes seems pointless as the likelihood of anyone other than yourself reading it are low to nil. To increase the chances pretty pictures always help. If they […]

Reboot to Refresh Environment Variables

I wasn’t aware that if you change Windows environment variables that are used by IIS then you need to reboot the machine for the changes to take effect. As described by David Wong This is because NT services like IIS inherit their environment from services.exe, which does not get updated when you change system environment […]

Setting Up Python on IIS7

I had already configured Python to run through the Apache webserver on my development server, but after a few issues on the production server (Apache freezing / crashing) I wanted to test running Python scripts with IIS7. The principle aim was to run TileCache through IIS rather than requiring Apache. Why Not CGI? While IIS […]

Running Python through Apache

I’m trying (and having) to start using Python more and more due to its ubiquity in the OpenSource GIS world. There are a number of add-ons and libraries for MapServer that require Python to function properly and/or quickly. It is also widely used for scripting both MapServer objects and for raster manipulation using GDAL. I […]