[Live-demo] ideas for a Postgis Quickstart?

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 13:07:54 PST 2011

Barry Rowlingson has very kindly volunteered to pull together a skeleton 
for a PostGIS quickstart (after much pleading from me). I'm really 
appreciative as Postgis is such a key application, and Barry writes very 
well (you can see some of his handywork by looking at the R quickstart 
and overview).

Barry's question was what should go into a Postgis quickstart?
"maybe something like 1: load this shapefile into postgis. 2: fire up 
qgis, load postgis layer 3: profit??"

I notice there is an outstanding ticket for a postgis quickstart raised 
by Paul Ramsey here:

    * Hi!
    * Create database
    * Load data
    * query data
    * lat/lon vs cartesiasn
    * some queries
    * data onto gmaps

Is there anything else we should be considering?
Should we use a PG Admin interface or command line? (We should be 
targeting absolute beginners)


Cameron Shorter
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