Francis Yaconiello

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bio website yaconiello.com
location Richmond, VA
age 27
visits member for 2 years, 5 months
seen Aug 26 at 13:20

I do web development, mostly PHP using the Zend Framework but I'm starting to get involved in a little Python & Django.

Hit me up, I'm pretty knowledgable about a wide variety of development trivia.


Jun
27
accepted Pick random points in an earth circle
Jun
19
awarded  Commentator
Jun
19
comment Pick random points in an earth circle
yea i do have to wait a day to accept it. I'm not sure how helpful this will be for future folks as it was just a copy paste error.
Jun
19
answered Pick random points in an earth circle
Jun
18
revised Pick random points in an earth circle
added an edit
Jun
18
comment Pick random points in an earth circle
lets start back at the beginning of the problem. I am trying to find random points within a certain radius of another point. The distribution doesn't have to be perfectly random, the fence radius will be between 10 to 200km roughly. I wasn't feeling great about my math when I tossed this up here, how would you fix it?
Jun
18
asked Pick random points in an earth circle
Sep
17
comment Usage of GeoDjango
I thing you need an = sign: qs = Events.objects.filter(point__distance_lte=(pnt, D(km=5)))
Sep
17
comment Django PolygonField: how to display on map?
This is a pared down example of what I'm doing here: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/27300/…
Sep
17
answered Django PolygonField: how to display on map?
Jul
8
awarded  Teacher
Jul
8
answered My house address isn't listed on Google Maps
Jun
20
awarded  Scholar
Jun
20
comment geodjango slowness and debugging
i went ahead and marked this as the answer, the project got pulled and i'm no longer working on it. thanks for the great discussion.
Jun
20
accepted geodjango slowness and debugging
Jun
19
comment geodjango slowness and debugging
im dealing with US census data mostly boundaries for states (some like VA, some like HI). islands seem to need to be handled separately because the distances between those points are more significant. I almost fell like simplification shouldn't be based on a constant. Instead siimplification should reduce points based on some factor of standard deviation of distances between points for each specific polygon.
Jun
15
comment geodjango slowness and debugging
in that case I'm back to my original question, how do you determine programatically the correct tolerance?
Jun
15
comment geodjango slowness and debugging
that is interesting, I think the simplify function in geodjango may be buggy then. On smaller polygons I noticed that If i specified a tolerance too high that the polygon would break (not validate as a geos polygon) I figured that had to do with oversimplification and that I should adjust the simplification level based on the number of nodes (which worked to a degree, but seemed error prone)
Jun
15
awarded  Editor
Jun
15
revised geodjango slowness and debugging
update on progress