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Birdy provides a command-line tool to work with Web Processing Services (WPS).

Project Description

Birdy (the bird)
Birdy is not a bird but likes to play with them.

Birdy is a Python package to provide a command-line tool to work with Web Processing Services (WPS). It is using OWSLib from the GeoPython project.

Birdy is part of the Birdhouse project.

Install from Anaconda

$ conda install -c birdhouse birdhouse-birdy

Using the command line

Get a list of available processes on WPS with URL http://localhost:8094/wps:

# set WPS service
$ export WPS_SERVICE=http://localhost:8094/wps

# show available processes
$ birdy -h
usage: birdy [-h <command> [<args>]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit

  List of available commands (wps processes)

                        Run "birdy <command> -h" to get additional help.

Full documentation is on ReadTheDocs.


Carsten Ehbrecht ehbrecht at

Change History

0.1.9 (2017-04-07)

  • updated buildout and Makefile.
  • updated conda environment.
  • fixed tests.
  • replaced nose by pytest.
  • pep8.
  • fixed travis.
  • fixed ComplexData input.
  • show status message in log.

0.1.8 (2016-05-02)

  • added backward compatibility for owslib.wps without headers and verify parameter.

0.1.7 (2016-05-02)

  • added twitcher token parameter.
  • using ssl verify option again.

0.1.6 (2016-03-22)

  • added support for bbox parameters.

0.1.5 (2016-03-15)

  • fixed wps init (using standard owslib).
  • update makefile.

0.1.4 (2015-10-29)

  • using ssl verify option of WebProcessingSerivce
  • moved python requirements to requirements/deploy.txt

0.1.3 (2015-08-20)

  • more unit tests.
  • fixed unicode error in wps description.
  • using latest ComplexDataInput from owslib.wps.

0.1.2 (2015-08-14)

  • fixed encoding of input text files.
  • more unit tests.

0.1.1 (2015-08-13)

  • allow local file path for complex inputs.
  • send complex data inline with requet to remote wps service.

0.1.0 (2014-12-02)

  • Initial Release.

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