[Live-demo] Last Call for PostGIS Datasets

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun Jul 18 20:15:24 PDT 2010

I hear what you are saying about the natural earth having bland data to 
work with.

I suggest that since we haven't much time for this release, go with the 
natural earth dataset, and potentially get a better dataset with the 
next release.

Best to go for the simple and achievable right now, and improve later.

On 19/07/10 11:32, Brian Hamlin wrote:
> Hi All-
>    I am looking at the 10m Natural Earth vectors as a PostGIS database..
> its very compact.. perhaps 12 MB when loaded.. on the other hand,
> there aren't a lot of interesting corners in there, from a data point 
> of view..
> (not too surprising, since it is a visual treatment, first and foremost)
>  The basic dataset in the examples from the LiveDVD v3 was 'medford'
> Medford is a rich, detailed and interesting set.. about 70-80MB when 
> loaded..
>   At some point soon, the examples, quickstart, or equivalent are 
> going to have to be written for the LiveDVD v4 such that it refers to 
> something in PostGIS. Right now we have the osm_local, Barcelona, 
> which, while great for rendering via Mapnik, is a particularly poor 
> choice for general PostGIS demonstration..
>  So, I am wondering aloud what set(s) to use...
> (I am not going to dig up some cool Spain oriented set in time, of 
> that I am sure..)
> (the Sydney set from v3 is not worth re-using)
> -Brian
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