[postgis-users] Who is Using PostGIS?
r.taylor at bcs.org.uk
Mon Mar 15 02:13:24 PST 2004
On Monday 08 March 2004 1:27 am, Paul Ramsey wrote:
> Hi All,
> It is that time of year again (conference time) so I am going to ask my
> annual question(s):
> Who are you?
Richard Taylor, Senior Analyst QinetiQ Ltd.
> What are you using PostGIS for?
We use PostGIS to perform queries on geo referenced information as part of a
number of applications for various customers. We also use it for research
into geo referenced information mining.
We do most of our development using Python and I am the author of the GeoTypes
(http://people.initd.org/rjt/) type extensions for the Python Postgresql
library Psycopg (http://initd.org/software/initd/psycopg).
> Why did you choose PostGIS?
1 - We already use Postgresql
2 - Initially we could not justify the expense of a commercial package for
researching a few ideas.
3 - Later we were convinced that PostGIS was reliable enough for our
4 - Support for standards reduces our long-term risks.
> What makes you happy about your PostGIS installation?
Close integration with the rest of Postgresql. Ease of installation, we use
Gentoo/Mandrake for development and RedHat/Mandrake for production.
Oh and the price of course.
> What makes you unhappy about your PostGIS installation?
Lack of a version number in the WKB/WKT protocol but I guess that is not a
PostGIS issue directly.
> 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!
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