ebdata iconebdata 1.1.0

Data scraper infrastructure for OpenBlock (hyperlocal news for Django)
ebdata provides code to help write scripts that import/crawl/parse data from the web into ebpub, as well as extract (US) street addresses from (English) text.

This package is part of OpenBlock. Originally developed for EveryBlock.com.

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.


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

Instead, see the full documentation at http://openblockproject.org/docs/install/index.html

last updated on:
October 21st, 2011, 19:34 GMT
developed by:
Paul Winkler
license type:
GPL v3 
ROOT \ Internet \ HTTP (WWW)


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What's New in This Release:
  • New Features:
  • Big shareable maps: "Explore these items on a larger map" link on all type-specific news lists. For example, http://demo.openblockproject.org/photos/filter/locations=neighborhoods,financial-district/ links to http://bit.ly/njmZT6 which is shareable via permalink. (There is also undocumented support for embedding these via iframes.)
  • Comments on NewsItems. Requires logging in, and the Schema must have allow_comments=True and has_detail=True. Needs docs.
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