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 ...

Python, ArcMap and Virtualenv

Published on July 23, 2017

At version of ArcMap 10.4.1 a number of more interesting Python modules are included such as Pandas. For anyone with an interest in Python the programming environment suddenly becomes interesting in it's own right. Despite ESRI moving in positive direction, leveraging some the Open Source nature of ...

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 ...

Dual booting an Asus eeepc 1011px with Windows 7 and Ubuntu Oneric Ocelot

Published on November 21, 2011

£200 pounds lighter from PC World (I just like to be able to walk back into the shop if something goes wrong) and I walked out with an Asus EeePC 1011px. It wasn't quite the exceptional deal I was after, some confusing posters made me think that I was ...

Upgrading Mercurial

Published on January 24, 2011

I've been running two installations of Merurial but tried checking the repo generated by one installation by the other and got an error message today:

hg status
abort: requirement 'dotencode' not supported!

Seems I was running an older version of Mercurial that needed upgrading.

Adding Grappelli and Filebrowser functionality

Published on December 10, 2010

Notes on adding the grappelli and filebrowser Django modules to the Django admin site. 

Past 6 months useful software

Published on August 29, 2010

A list of all the useful software installed since the beginning of 2010.

Look mum revision control!

Published on August 29, 2010

Notes on recent experieces using free revision control software Subversion and Mercurial.

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