MapGuide fork of AGG

Paul Ramsey pramsey at REFRACTIONS.NET
Tue Oct 30 16:30:43 EDT 2007

PostGIS runs in the database server.  Client software like Mapserver,  
PgAdmin, uDig, QGIS, contain 0% PostGIS code, they only contain  
generic PgSQL client code (libpq).


On 30-Oct-07, at 9:55 AM, Dirk Tilger wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 11:15:10AM -0400, Doyon, Jean-Francois wrote:
>> PostgreSQL is released under a BSD license ... So you'd be safe,  
>> because
>> the binary components that you'd include with MapServer (as in  
>> MS4W for
>> example) would only inculde PostgreSQL stuff, and nothing PostGIS
>> specific.  PostGIS lives on the server only (AFAIK?).
> I believe the bigger part of PostGIS lives in client space. At  
> least for
> PostGIS 1.1 the big amount of spatial computations was handled in the
> client. I'm not an expert here, but looked to me like everything that
> goes beyond the pure idea of a database (storing and using indexes to
> retrieve) was handled in the client.
> Dirk.

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