[postgis-users] The Old Who is using PostGIS survey again?
simon at spatialdbadvisor.com
Wed Jan 7 15:55:39 PST 2009
> Fastest way to migrate: drop a couple thousand bucks on an FME license
> and run it once. :) If you understand Oracle Spatial, you understand
> PostGIS, conceptually. Just a few function names different. The
> drudgery of a migration though, that's something FME can cure.
Paul's on the money. I'm a reasonable Oracle Spatial expert and have found learning
PostGIS (or SQL Server 2008 Spatial etc) exceedingly easy. The "difficult" thing is
not so much the large/rich PostGIS function-set (what is the best way to skin the cat) but
the fact that to be really efficient in any database requires one to understand the whole
database architecture and operating environment (that comes with time and experience).
> On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Stephen Carville <scarville at landam.com> wrote:
>> We're not there yet but one of the developers and I just started a project to
>> migrate our Flood zone data from Oracle spacial to postGIS.
>> I am a systems engineer; the other guy is a C and Java developer and neither
>> of us has a deep knowledge of GIS and database management. Right now I'd
>> snap up a "dummies" book for postGIS in a heartbeat. I could use any help I
>> can get :-)
>> Stephen Carville <scarville at landam.com>
>> Systems Engineer
>> Land America
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