Python utilities used for interacting with Locations
Christopher H. Todd's Python Library For Interacting With Locations
The ctodd-python-lib-location project is responsible for manging location information, geocoding addresses, and getting directions.
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Address Helpers. This library is used to interact with address strings/dicts and convert/handle these addresses.
def convert_string_address_to_dict(address_string, expected_fields=None): """ Purpose: Parse a string into an address dict with specific fields Args: address_string (String): Raw address string to try and parse expected_fields (List): List of fields that are needed to be parsed to be considered successful Return: parsed_address (Dict): Dict of the parsed address with fields that could be determined from a string """
def parse_address_using_lib_usaddress(address_string): """ Purpose: Use the usaddress library to parse a string into a dict Args: address_string (String): Raw address string to try and parse Return: parsed_address (Dict): Dict of the parsed address with fields that could be determined from a string """
def parse_address_using_lib_streetaddress(address_string): """ Purpose: Use the street-address library to parse a string into a dict Args: address_string (String): Raw address string to try and parse Return: parsed_address (Dict): Dict of the parsed address with fields that could be determined from a string """
Mapquest Helpers. This library is used to wrap mapquest API calls and handle authentication
def get_mapquest_api_key(public_key_file="~/.mapquest/public_key.txt"): """ Purpose: Get the mapquest API from the environment Args: public_key_file (String): filename of the public key token file Return: mapquest_api_key (String): MapQuest public key """
def get_directions_between_two_addresses(mapquest_api_key, address_1, address_2): """ Purpose: Get directions between two addresses Leverages Mapquest API: https://developer.mapquest.com/documentation/directions-api/route/get/ Args: address_1 (String): Address to use as start point of travel address_2 (String): Address to use as end destination of travel Return: directions (Dict): Dict of the directions between the two locations """
Example executable Python scripts/modules for testing and interacting with the library. These show example use-cases for the libraries and can be used as templates for developing with the libraries or to use as one-off development efforts.
Purpose: Parse some set addresses Steps: - Parse Args - Call libs to parse addresses function call: python3.6 parse_addresses \ [-h] \ --addresses ADDRESSES example script call: python3.6 example_usage/parse_addresses.py \ --address="REDACTED" \ --address="REDACTED"
Purpose: Get Directions between two addresses. Steps: - Parse Args - Call libs to get directions from args - Parse directions for some valuable information function call: python3.6 get_directions_between_addresses.py \ [-h] \ --start-address START_ADDRESS \ --end-address END_ADDRESS example script call: python3.6 example_usage/get_directions_between_addresses.py \ --start-address="REDACTED" \ --end-address="REDACTED"
- Relies on f-string notation, which is limited to Python3.6. A refactor to remove these could allow for development with Python3.0.x through 3.5.x
- Unittest framework in place, but lacking tests
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