[postgis-users] postgis, postgresql and geological data

Craig Miller craig at spatialminds.com
Fri Dec 19 08:38:29 PST 2003

It is possible to enter data for wells data via a web interface.  For a live
demo using UMN MapServer for raster data and GeoServer for the vector data
(OGIS Web Feature Server) see
http://www.moximedia.com:8080/imf-ows/imf.jsp?site=edit It doesn't even use
ActiveX or a java applet.  GeoServer is free/open but the demo app from
moximedia is commercial.  One could certainly replicate it with a little
code and GeoTools2 though.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Randy George" <rkgeorge at cadmaps.com>
To: "PostGIS Users Discussion" <postgis-users at postgis.refractions.net>
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 7:41 AM
Subject: RE: [postgis-users] postgis, postgresql and geological data

> Dennis Veatch wrote:
> > On Thursday 18 December 2003 10:43 pm, Gerry Creager N5JXS wrote:
> >
> >>Essentially, what you're looking at is a full-blown GIS application, and
> >>while MapServer can render the data, and MySQL or PostGreSQL can handle
> >>any and all of the database chores, the user interface might still be a
> >>pretty problem.
> >
> >
> > Hmmm a full-blown GIS app. I don't suppose you or anyone here might know
> of
> > such that already exists?
> >
> > Yeah, I'm sure the user interface will be ummm interesting. Bear in mind
> he
> > drills wells and is not computer literate. Though I don't want it dumbed
> down
> > where there is little to no flexability.
> It's not impossible to craft something with a web interface to enter the
> well data, and store it in a PostGres/PostGIS database.
> SVG http://www.w3.org/Graphics/SVG/ provides a very flexible interface for
> the result sets from PostGIS as well as other geospatial DBs. Since svg is
> XML it is fairly portable but the best viewer implementation currently is
> the free Adobe Viewer plugin for IE. Many users already have it as part of
> the Acrobat reader but its free from the Adobe site
> http://www.adobe.com/svg/viewer/install/main.html In order to use SVG with
> PostGIS you have to provide a simple WKT to SVG translation. I have heard
> one in perl we modified the PostGIS java extensions in a Java servlet to
> produce the svg output, which is convenient to use with the postgresql
> driver. I am hoping that the posgis java extensions will someday (soon)
> complete the wkb factory so we can compare performance without having to
> write our on wkb classes.
> >>I'll try to answer geodetic questions if you have any. Please refer
> >>general Mapserver questions to the main list, so the larger public can
> >>gain from the discussion.
> >
> >
> > At this point I am still in a research phase trying to figure out what
> kind of
> > map data to use (still open to suggestions even though I did say DLG),
> getting
> > the postgresql side setup with some of the existing data.
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