[Ottawa_users] PGCon 2008 - anyone?

Dan Langille dan at langille.org
Wed Jan 30 16:43:36 EST 2008

Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Dan Langille wrote:
>> As posted on the discuss@ list...
>> I thought I'd mention this directly to the Ottawa group.  Dru Lavigne 
>> spoke with your group and gathered there was much interest, given that 
>> PGCon brings the PostgreSQL community to Ottawa.  The lack of 
>> submissions contradicts what Dru saw.
>> What's up?  :)
> Dan,
> I appologise, I had intended to submit a paper if no one else from our
> community was doing so.  I visited the call for papers page, but there 
> doesn't
> seem to be any clue there how to submit a paper.   There also isn't any 
> clear
> indication of how long presentations are supposed to be.  My 
> presentations are
> normally just slide shows with talking points which I expand on 
> interactively.
> I don't know if PGCon expects a publication quality paper or not.

Slides are fine.

> If you are still open to a submission, I offer:
> """
> PostGIS: A Standards Based Geographic Extension for PostgreSQL
> A introduction is provided to PostGIS, a PostgreSQL extension for managing
> geographic feature (vector) data.  A particular focus is provided on the
> OGC Simple Features for SQL standard from the Open Geospatial Consortium,
> which is implemented by PostGIS, and how PostGIS fits into the standards
> based approach to managing geospatial data.  A brief review of applications
> supporting PostGIS will also be provided.
> Speaker: Frank Warmerdam
> """
> I'm not a super hardcore PostGIS guy, so I'm not likely to try and explain
> much about how the spatial indexing is done and stuff like that.  But I
> think I can give a pretty general paper on PostGIS and putting it into
> context relative to the standards, and spatial extensions in other 
> databases.
> If anyone else in Ottawa would like to co-present, I'd be keen on that too.
> I'm sure we could tune the details of the presentation accordingly.
> Best regards,

This talk is now in the database for the program committee to review 
(yes, it still must go through that process despite my direct approach 
to the group).

Please send me a short biography for inclusion in the submission 
(examples from 2007 can be found here: 

thank you.

More submissions from others are also welcome.

Dan Langille

BSDCan - The Technical BSD Conference : http://www.bsdcan.org/
PGCon  - The PostgreSQL Conference:     http://www.pgcon.org/

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