[postgis-users] The Old Who is using PostGIS survey again?

Randy B randy.burkhardt at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 09:41:50 PST 2009

1) I am an independant student who in trying to prepare for sociological
changes due to globalization is becoming proficient in mapping.  I have read
manuals for Postgis, PROJ4, Mapserver, and the associated softwares and
languages, and so I subscribe to the associated mail lists.
2) Because I am in the preliminary planning stages of my projects my
download stats are minimal.  That PostGIS and some of the other projects are
open source is very helpful in allowing me to continue.  But I also believe
PostGIS is one of the most useful technologies to build upon.
3) Of course I will buy the book.  There is a need for understanding by
people like myself.  A well written book can supply meanings and
understandings in ways that manuals and email lists do not.  Books supply
overviews, points of view, and structure - but factual detail illustrated by
example, and details of importance as well.  I look forward to the day I
have it in my hands.
Randy Burkhardt
Simi Valley CA

On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 4:21 AM, Paragon Corporation <lr at pcorp.us> wrote:

> Leo and I have a good portion of a PostGIS book written.  Ideally we would
> like to get a publisher to publish it, but seem to be running into the same
> obstacles.  No publisher seems to think people use PostGIS to warrant
> enough
> demand for a book dedicated to it.
> So to make a decent case for a book, can each of you in your own words
> describe
> 1) How you use PostGIS?
> 2) What you find useful about it over anything else?
> 3) Why you think there should be any book written focused on its use and of
> course if such a thing were to exist, would you buy it?
> Of course I'll also need some official download stats etc. which hopefully
> the Refractions group can help out with.  I think Mark Cave-Ayland had
> posted some stats a while back, but can't find them.
> Thanks,
> Regina
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