This tool is to take the list of map features that sam has been compiling and be able to transform them into something new. in the process, I learned a bit about google spreadsheets. Amazing that they have such a verbose data format, the data is expanded about 10x bigger than any csv format, and you can get a feed for each cell. Anyway, I now have a perl script that will pull and parse this XML atom data feed of the spreadsheet. It creates currently a set of template instances which expand into some ugly html. That can be fixed without programming by changing the wiki template. If you want to generate different code, you can also do that without programming using the template toolkit! so it is easy for n00bs to use.
The plan is to create an…Read more >