Scraping a phpBB3 board with Python

Published on January 15, 2018

Recently I was asked to help archive an old phpBB3 forum. At work and at home I am fortunate enough to be able to work with Python. Aside from being accessible and free, those involved with Python often publish thier code which can also be acessed generally under an open licence.

In this particular case I was already familiar with the requests module and while I had heard of the Beautiful Soup module I hadn't yet used it...

Pandas and the UPRN

Published on July 28, 2017

The UPRN (Unique Property Reference Number) is a nice idea. Essentially a barcode for the lifecycle of a property this piece of data can be used to uniquely identify any valid property. It is the crux of the address gazetteers in the UK, used in AddressBase and provides the de-facto ...

Passing an argument to django-geojson

Published on December 12, 2013

I've been having a lot of fun working with django-geojson, and django-leaflet to return records from a Point dataset kept in PostGIS. The project docs are very clear but I found an additional tutorial by one of the developers Mathieu Leplatre, which makes it very simple to get a ...

Getting started with Open Street Map

Published on May 8, 2010

Getting started with OSM.

More ways to make tracks

Published on May 8, 2010

Pro Runner

Java powered

Make your own map tracks

Published on May 8, 2010

Hand-held GPS devices are a standard piece of kit found in hiking shops and are used by most outdoor enthusiasts from anglers to geocachers. These are fantastic for keeping track of your position and where you've been but you would likely be an enthusiast to buy one. However there ...

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