Python is a very common scripting language which seems like a swiss knife for programming. This is the reason to use it as a framework for the program “where are your customers“. In this context I need to import the shapefile into Python. Therefore the guys at geospatialpython present a nice module to import shapefiles into python. First install the file using easy-install/pip. Therefore open the terminal:
In the context of “where are your customers” one main element is to monitor file changes: everytime your customer-file changes the new customer entry must be mapped to a certain point in your webmap. This would enable us to update our density maps or other analytical overview maps in terms of business reporting.