[Talk-GB] Postcodes to Shapefile
osm at kevswindells.eu
Mon Apr 26 12:00:48 BST 2010
I am currently trying to create a series of shapefiles from postcodes (using
OS Open Geo Data) using the code from "Random Junk" (
http://random.dev.openstreetmap.org/postcodes/#) running on Ubuntu 9.10 but
I can't get it working.
What I have done so far is to create a folder called /home/kev/osm
In this folder is "makeShapeColoured.py"
Prompted by http://email@example.com/msg20932.htmlI
have downloaded the pyshapelib from
http://ftp.intevation.de/users/bh/pyshapelib/pyshapelib-0.3.tar.gz (the URL
appears to have changed when compared with the mail archive post), which has
been extracted into the same folder and then renamed shapelib (i.e. there
exists a file called /home/kev/osm/shapelib/shapelib.py ).
If I then run
$ python makeShapeColoured.py
I get the following message
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "makeShapeColoured.py", line 34, in <module>
import shapelib.shapelib as shp, shapelib.dbflib as dbf
ImportError: No module named shapelib.shapelib
I'm guessing this is because the "python binding" needs installing - but
which binding? Google seams to bring back results about the subversion,
gdal and not just a generic python bindings - has anyone any ideas what
needs to be done here?
Install is a standard (English/GB) installation of Ubuntu running inside
Virtual Box which has had the following command run
sudo aptitude install openssh-server python python-mapnik mapnik-utils
and all the respective dependencies installed.
Hopefully converting it to running on the OS projection will be as simple as
changing the project line!
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