[postgis-devel] Old PostGIS address still listed at PostgreSQL webpage

Regina Obe lr at pcorp.us
Sun Mar 20 18:47:58 PDT 2016



I'm blushing.  Glad to see some people appreciate my work.


I'm really also happy you are doing this and bringing this issue up, because I forget how much weight (especially government agencies) put on case studies.  PostGIS website section is pretty dated and miniscule.


Getting back to case studies,   I have no issue with you posting them.  We should also garner some big names besides CartoDb that use PostGIS.


I updated my case studies list:




I'm not sure if FourSquare still uses PostGIS.  At the time I checked they were and it was on their about page, but that page has since become very generic.


I can check with my Facebook contact (that we did a day of PostGIS training for), to verify if Instagram still uses PostGIS and if it has spread elsewhere in Facebook and see if they'd be willing to write up something about their use of it if they are still using it.


Socrata might be using PostGIS.  I assume they are using PostgreSQL garnering from this tech article https://www.socrata.com/developer-blog-article/streaming-geospatial-processing-in-the-socrata-platform/ , but that doesn't necessarily mean PostGIS as well.


As I recall I did see a  talk in PgConfUS (or was it FOSS4G NA) of FAA (Federal Aviation) discussing their use of PostGIS.







From: postgis-devel [mailto:postgis-devel-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Nicklas Aven
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Subject: Re: [postgis-devel] Old PostGIS address still listed at PostgreSQL webpage


I think I will just commit it to the web page if no one objects. It is just copy paste from the 2 posts on users list. I put the senders of the stories as authers. I will also try to get some more stories about PostGIS usage. 

Paul, where is the CartoDB story?

And Boundless ought to write something.
Soon I hope to have a story to tell myself. And I hope that will also lead to some more activity from my side :-)

Maybe we could also have some more personal stories. Letting everyone that feel that they are part of the PostGIS project present themselfs?

I don't know, but I think the PostGIS project get too little credit nowadays. Look at the stars at github. "Small" javascript libraries gets thousands and PostGIS some hundred.

And I often think that there is people that get too little attention for their very big effort. I do of course especially think about Regina who is the name behind when people talks about the very helpful PostGIS community. Both in answering questions and in making things "just work" by testing from all angels and making many of the fixes.  And of course by getting the job done to write a bunch of very valuable books. 


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Subject: Re: [postgis-devel] Old PostGIS address still listed at PostgreSQL

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 11:13:56PM +0100 <tel:+0100> , Nicklas Avén wrote:

> I have copy pasted the text from the two case studies that was posted 
> to the users list into web pages.
> Should I just commit or should anyone review?

Ah, good question. It isn't easy to review in a branch for SVN.
Regina, Paul... how about putting this website under git/trac @osgeo ?
I can set up the git repo pretty quickly :)


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