lbsntransform A python package that uses the common location based social network (LBSN) data structure concept (ProtoBuf) to import, transform and export Social Media data such as Twitter and Flickr.

Import, convert and export Location Based Social Media (LBSM) data, such as from Twitter and Flickr, to a common data structure format (lbsnstructure). lbsntransform can also anonymize data into a privacy-aware version of lbsnstructure using HyperLogLog.

Input can be:

  • local CSV or Json (stacked/regular/line separated)
  • a web-url to CSV/Json
  • Postgres DB connection

Output can be:

  • local CSV
  • local file with ProtoBuf encoded records
  • local SQL file ready for "Import from" in Postgres LBSN db
  • Postgres DB connection with existing LBSN RAW Structure
  • Postgres DB connection with existing LBSN HLL Structure, which is a privacy-aware version of lbsnstructure