[postgis-users] Who is Using PostGIS?

Wood Brent pcreso at pcreso.com
Sun Mar 7 19:42:38 PST 2004

>     Who are you?
   Brent Wood.

    GIS & RDBMS guy for fisheries research at NIWA New Zealand, trying to sell 

    the organisation on Open Source.

>     What are you using PostGIS for?

Not actually using it (yet) but am playing with Postgres/PosGIS under GRASS as
a corporate GIS server, also looking at QGIS, and undrlying mapserver with JUMP
&/or Maplab. Primarily to replace the commercial GIS/mapping tools I use.

>     Why did you choose PostGIS?

OS philosophy & preference, functionality, synergy with other OS GIS/mapping
tools to build a fully functional fisheries GIS & map server.

>     What makes you happy about your PostGIS installation?

It works, & it works well as the vector data server for other OS GIS packages.

>     What makes you unhappy about your PostGIS installation?

It is pretty arcane, although as some of the GUI/GIS front ends mature, this
becomes less relevant. I guess this would be a good place for a wish list :-)

  support for storing & querying DEM's (eg: GMT netCDF gridfiles)
  repository for users functions etc to download
  binary installations, packaged with Postgres, GEOS, * poss summat like QGIS, 
     etc for major distributions like RedHat & Mandrake

But generally very positive, great product, keep up the good work, your efforts
are appreciated.

Brent Wood

> Those who want to remain in confidence, but still want to make their 
> feelings known, please respond to me directly.
> Otherwise, answers to the list, so all can enjoy!
> Thanks!
> Paul
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