All Posts by idbill

Dec. 31st, 2012

If you wish to have a core set of data that pre-populates your database after running python manage.py syncdb, then you need to know about the dumpdb command and fixtures. Fixtures Fixtures are where you can place data that django will be used to populate the database when syncdb is… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Django

Feb. 22nd, 2012

The following tip, should help in understanding how the FileField handles the path and url for a file referenced in the database. The Model Object The FileField model in Django is used to store files in Django. The file itself is not stored in the database but on the filesystem,… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Django

Jan. 19th, 2011

There are times when you need to sanity check your PostGIS geometric data. The tips below help you to accomplish just that and will work with Points and Polygons. The Data In your database, the data looks like: This doesn’t mean much to most of us, so this is how… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Geographic Information Systems

Jan. 17th, 2011

Documentation is the key to helping others understand and use the libraries that we have written. Good documentation should allow someone, with a basic knowledge, ┬áto successfully integrate the library into their project without much effort. Bad documentation can easily remove a useful library from consideration because of difficulty in… read the rest of the article

Posted in: Software Process