Sunday, 3 January 2010

Town Guide Progress

The good thing about so much bad weather over Christmas was that I could do some nerdy work rather than going out walking or cycling.....
The town guide Python project has therefore made good progress. The program can now generate a PDF 'poster' that can include a street index, and labelled features from the map database (pubs, shops, tourist attractions etc.). A typical example is shown at http://www.townguide.webhop.net/example1_hartlepool.pdf.

I have set up a very rudimentary web service using a PHP script to call townguide.py to generate a town guide on demand at http://www.townguide.webhop.net. It is running on a very small computer, and there is no queue, so there is no saying what will happen if more than one person tries to use it at once - that is another job!
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