Some useful references:
- http://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/FlowMapper/ - appears to be a plugin to help automatically generate a shape file with vectors between origin points based on a CSV
- http://anitagraser.com/2011/08/20/visualizing-global-connections/ (focuses on using Spatial SQL to visualise 'great circles' of airline ODs)
- https://github.com/glennon/FlowpyGIS (A script to create OD data as a Shapefile in Python ... )
N.B. :- This all reminds me of that US project to look into high-performance open source GIS analysis that started a while back in the US ... should look that up.
Also, "introduction to geoprocessing with Python and Open Source GIS":- http://www.gis.usu.edu/~chrisg/python/2009/
Looks like first I'll have to install [ GDAL] on the Mac. See http://tumblr.pauladamsmith.com/post/17663153373/howtoinstallgdalshapely .
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