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Back to the data game

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Huh, it’s been a while since I’ve written anything. Maybe for the better? Who knows.

Anyways, doing data things now for the actual job. And of course for fun.

One of the things I’ve started playing around with is airman data from the FAA (at least for those who haven’t opted out of hiding their addresses – which I can understand).

Anyways, I wanted to start building maps in jupyter notebook to see who around me might also be in possession of an expensive piece of FAA plastic. Utilizing ipyleaflet, I can build them things right into the notebook.

Of course, I need to convert the addresses to coordinates. This is where Texas A&M Geoservices comes in clutch. They have a nice little API that allows for geocoding.

Many thanks to the crew there for offering this!