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Core models and views for OpenBlock (hyperlocal news for Django)

Project description


A Django application that provides hyperlocal news.

This package is part of OpenBlock. Originally developed for

For more information, see the documentation or the project website.

Problems can be reported to the issue tracker.

Discussion is on the ebcode google group or the #openblock channel on freenode.

Licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3, except where otherwise noted.


Do not just try to easy_install or pip install ebpub. It has a lot of specific dependencies which can’t/shouldn’t be captured by

Instead, see the full documentation at which includes links to pip requirements files and instructions on preparing your system.


OpenBlock is a web application that allows users to browse and search their local area for “hyper-local news” - to see what’s going on recently in the immediate geographic area.

For installation instructions and other documentation, see (or the .rst files in the docs/ directory).

For help, you can try the ebcode group: or look for us in the #openblock IRC channel on

About the Project

OpenBlock began life as the open-source code released by in June 2009. Originally created by Adrian Holovaty and the Everyblock team, it is now developed as an open-source (GPL) project by at

Funding for the initial creation of Everyblock and the ongoing development of OpenBlock has been provided by the Knight Foundation (

OpenBlock 1.0.1 (Sept 7, 2011)

This is a minor bugfix (and docs) release, and is mostly identical to 1.0.0.

Bug fixes

  • The georss scraper now gets coordinates in the right order on the first try, and populates location_name if it falls back to geocoding.
  • Fix date formatting on newsitem-detail page. (ticket #201)
  • The import_blocks_tiger and import_blocks_esri scripts had a circular import.
  • Fix a broken doctest in


  • Added docs for cloning an EC2 instance from our Amazon AMI.
  • Remove nonexistent --city option from geodata docs.

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