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A tide storage tool and API.

Project description

A tool to acquire, store, and serve tide data. Designed to have pluggable backends for multiple tide services. So far NOAA is the only source.


Use pip to install from PyPI:

pip install django-tides

Add django_tides to your file:


Additional Requirements

beautifulsoup4 to parse the XML served by NOAA

django-tastypie to generate the API

GeoDjango is used to store point data for tide stations. I use PostGIS as my database backend.

Acquiring Data

django-tides comes with a management function:

./ update_tides

This will pull all tide data for all available backends. Use this with care as it will use a lot of bandwidth.


django-tides exposes two endpoints for now:


Provides the water level at a specific station over time. Example:



Provides a list of stations within proximity of a given point. Example:



Think this needs something else? To contribute to django-tides create a fork on Bitbucket. Clone your fork, make some changes, and submit a pull request.

Bugs are great contributions too! Feel free to add an issue on Bitbucket.

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