[postgis-users] Who is Using PostGIS?

Tyler Mitchell TMitchell at lignum.com
Mon Mar 8 17:01:54 PST 2004

I'm in a forest management and forest products company.

>     What are you using PostGIS for?

I use PostGIS instead of other programs that I used to use for GIS data 
processing and summarizing.
My goal this year is to do all Geoprocessing and tabular 
summaries/analysis in PostGIS.
It is increasingly becoming part of db applications I write which need 
some refer to location.

>     Why did you choose PostGIS?
-Made in Canada (n'est pas?)
-Marriage of spatial and tabular in one powerful, enterprise system.
-Server-side geoprocessing
-Built on the great power of Postgresql
-Open Source and a great support network (i.e. this mailing list)
-It's just so much fun!

>     What makes you happy about your PostGIS installation?

-Access to CVS for latest greatest improvements
-Powerful function access through GEOS libraries
-Easy to administer

>     What makes you unhappy about your PostGIS installation?

-Lack of native windows support for Postgresql
-Lack of packaged distributions (though I see this is improving in Linux 
-A directed 
-Tie-ins to visualization and mapping programs
-Client-side editing tools

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