We’re having a week-long company-internal sprint this week:
Ok, what’s that turtle? A set of python scripts and libraries for Arcgis, a commercial GIS package. The scripts steer you into using a specific methodology of dealing with your geographic data, resulting in better analysis and better maps.
What are some of the things we want to solve?
Dealing with arcgis can be a pain. Commercial and closed source, so some errors just stay plain unexplained. No way to debug. A comment by a colleague today is illustrating: it is like going to a bakery and asking for a bread and getting the answer “sorry, we’re out of pork chops”. Aargh, that’s not what I asked for!
What did we get done today?
setup.py. Converting one of the two main products to a proper svn trunk/tags/branches structure.
On to four more days!
My name is Reinout van Rees and I work a lot with Python (programming language) and Django (website framework). I live in The Netherlands and I'm happily married to Annie van Rees-Kooiman.
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