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Utility for translating lat, long coordinates into neighborhoods in various cities

Project description

# Neighborhoodize


Neighborhoodize uses `fastkml`, `fiona`, and `shapely` to determine what
neighborhood a latitude, longitude pair resides in.

## Installation
### Dependencies
This package uses `shapely` and `fiona`, which require `GEOS` and `GDAL`. On OS
X and Windows you shouldn't need to worry about these, but on a Linux system you
may need to install them:
#### Debian/Ubuntu
`apt-get install libgeos-dev libgdal1-dev`

### This package
`pip install Neighborhoodize`

:boom: boom emoji, you're done.

## Usage example
import neighborhoodize

hood_map = neighborhoodize.NeighborhoodMap(neighborhoodize.zillow.ILLINOIS)

hood_map.get_neighborhoods(41.879617, -87.633463)
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## NeighborhoodMaps available for use
### Zillow
Zillow provides their neighborhood boundaries free under Creative Commons.
These are good boundaries to use for colloquial/property-value related use cases.

- `zillow.ILLINOIS`
- `zillow.NEW_YORK`
- more coming soon...

### City of New York
- `nyc.NEIGHBORHOOD_TABULATION_AREAS` (these are [defined](
by the Department of City Planning)

### City of Chicago
- `city_of_chicago.NEIGHBORHOODS` (these are
by the Department of Tourism)

*Have other boundaries you want to see in the package? Open an issue, or,
better yet, make a pull request!*

## Other implementations

jkgiesler's [`chicago_neighborhoods`](
provides similar functionality for Chicago without dependencies.

coddingtonbear's [`django-neighborhoods`](
provides similar functionality as a Django app.

## Future of this project
(see Issues for details/to make suggestions)

- ability to use Chicago community areas or wards instead of 2012 neighborhoods
- ability to use subarb boundaries for Chicagoland areas not inside the city limits
- additional cities

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