Archive for the ‘Django’ Category

QGIS Hackfest Vienna

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Just back from the QGIS Hackfest! This time, the event took place within the OSGEO Code Sprint, it was great to meet all the guys working on the other projects.

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Ligthning fast routing with OSRM

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OSRM is a lightning fast open source routing engine for OpenStreetMap data. We are now using it in all the websites managed by our Django-powered GeoRouter platform.

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Serving your map tiles 30 times faster

Recently I’ve been experimenting with TileStache tiles caching system, which is similar to TileCache and other tile caching systems in scope. TileStache revealed itself as a powerful and flexible product and was very good to cache tiles generated with my Django-backed mapscript-powered WMS server. Caching and serving tiles with TileStache was by far faster then […]

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TileStache Django tiny wrapper

This is the second part of the story about my experiments with the wonderful TileStache that I started with TileStache and Polymaps SVG experiments. First, I would like to thank Michal for the quick patch inclusion, the Polymaps patch is still waiting for the pull and the Django admin patch is awating for somebody to […]

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Polymaps, TileStache and SVG CSS styling issues

A few days ago I started playing with Polymaps and TileStache, two very promising WebGIS building tools. The final goal of this experiments was the integration with Django. Polymaps Polymaps is a Javascript library aimed to display svg maps in a web page, recently I’ve watched to an interesting talk about a Django-powered app built […]

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QGIS Zuerich hackmeeting

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Last november I attended to the international QGIS programmer’s meeting in Zuerich. It was a great opportunity to meet the QGIS developers I already knew from the previous meeting in Lisbon, and to know new interesting people. QGIS is quickly becoming one of the most important free software packages for GIS processing, I participate to […]

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django deployment with nginx and uwsgi

There are many tutorial/procedures on this topic, I just wish to add a few notes on the pieces I’ve found more obscure and difficult to setup. I’m running a VM on slicehost and I haven’t already found the resources to perform a full upgrade to something newer than the original Ubuntu Hardy which was installed […]

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Django DAG: my first reusable app on PyPi

 Django DAG Django-dag is a small reusable app which implements a Directed Acyclic Graph. Usage Django-dag uses abstract base classes, to use it you must create your own concrete classes that inherit from Django-dag classes. The `dag_test` app contains a simple example and a unit test to show you its usage. Example class ConcreteNode(node_factory('ConcreteEdge')): […]

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New GeoDjango platform launched!

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A new group of websites based on open source web mapping software stack was launched last month.
The project was developed with GeoDjango and other well known OSS components in about six months.

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