source for municipal scrapers
To find out more about the ins and outs of these scrapers, as well as how to create your own, head on over to docs.opencivicdata.org's scraping page.
Issues with the data coming from these scrapers should be filed at the OCD Data issue tracker
All Open Civic Data issues can be browsed and filed at the Open Civic Data JIRA instance.
Requires python3, postgresql
Assuming that you want to have your database be called
opencivicdata on your local machine
pip install -r requirements.txt createdb opencivicdata export DATABASE_URL=postgresql:///opencivicdata pupa dbinit us pupa init YOUR_CITY_SCRAPER
At times, the release of ocd-django on PyPI differs from that of Github. This may cause problems if you need to create and run migrations. Specifically, you might encounter an
ImproperlyConfigured error that instructs you to do the following:
You must either define the environment variable DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE or call settings.configure() before accessing settings.
Fix the problem by running:
Then, you should be able to successfully run:
django-admin makemigrations django-admin migrate
Before submitting a PR, please run
pupa update YOUR_CITY_SCRAPER
export DATABASE_URL=postgresql:///opencivicdata pupa update YOUR_CITY_SCRAPER