[postgis-users] Question

Simon Greener simon at spatialdbadvisor.com
Mon Oct 12 21:27:26 PDT 2009


I am giving a talk at FOSS4G in Sydney next week. That talk's title and abstract are:

Title: PostGIS and Oracle Spatial
Oracle Spatial and PostGIS are two of the most mature implementations of a spatial type system for their relevant host databases.

With Postgres increasing in strength, and offshoot EnterpriseDB aiming to convert businesses running Oracle to EnterpriseDB/Postgres, the question of the relative merits of each of the spatial implementations arises.

This talk will attempt to provide the audience with an understanding of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the two implementations so that they can feel they have some useful information which might aid decision making for new installations or conversions.

While I already have quite a bit of material I thought I would ask the PostGIS community for suggestions as to what they would like covered if they were attending FOSS4G. Nothing worse than attending a presentation and, at the end, saying to youself that it was not what you expected and that nothing much was of use.

So, what sorts of things do you think should be covered?

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