Clean install of QGIS in OSX

This is an update to a previous post of the same name, but with more info on actual reinstallation. QGIS works really well on OSX – but I have had some odd behaviour after trying out dozens of plugins, or messing with Python or Homebrew installations in other parts of the system. The main problem …

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Converting waypoints to text file with GPSBabel

GPSBabel is a great command-line app to convert just about any kind of GPS file to any other. You can use it to convert, say, a GPX tracklog to a KML file in one step: gpsbabel -t -i gpx -f "2012-10-01 track.gpx" -o kml -F "2012-10-01 track.kml" -t : convert tracks -i gpx : input …

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uTrack data to KML: parsing GPS data in Python

uTrack lets you download your vehicle GPS data as a CSV file. However, the CSV doesn’t include nicely-formatted lat/lon columns – instead, you get a fifth row with an address and latlon pair: Monduli,¬† (36.9005,-2.9013) My first attempt at a real Python script took me into regex, reading command line arguments, and basic CSV parsing, …

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