Is there a thread or place for off-topic posts not related to cycling? If the admins don't want any non-cycling threads I understand and I guess you can just delete this one. But, since we're all much more than just cycling I figured I would ask for some help on a work topic just in case and maybe get an off-topic thread started.
I know there are a couple of IT folks here and I'm hoping some folks will also have some programming knowledge. Does anyone know Python (2.5 preferably) and is anyone familiar with .kml files? I have two separate issues relating to the same task.
1) I can download a zipped folder from the web using a simple python program, but how can I open a zipped folder in python once it's on a local drive? How about a .tar.gz file? I can't find any code snippets on the python forums that can help me do this.
2) Using a kml wrapper on a tif file to display it in GoogleEarth, can I manipulate the color scheme in the tif file with the wrapper? I'm thinking no.
If you think you can help please e-mail me.