[postgis-users] The Old Who is using PostGIS survey again?
Van Bakergem, William
vanbakergemw at umsl.edu
Wed Jan 7 17:13:22 PST 2009
>From a newbie:
Where should I post the following question:
We're developing a virtual city generator and will be using PostGIS. We're just about to define our geometry using WKT but noticed that WKT doesn't have a third value for the Z axis (CAD) - Y axis (X3D). Our viewer will be Xj3D.
I understand from Olivier Courtin that It depends which SFS version, you use
in SFS 1.1 it's true, only 2D are available
but in SFS 1.2 you will find Z axis *and* 3D primitive (i.e
I've built a new server with PostGIS and Ruby on Rails on CentOS 5.2, but I'm uncertain where the SFS 1.2 version is applied. Is it an extension of PostGIS that needs to be installed on our server? Or, is it handled some other way?
From: postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net on behalf of Simon Greener
Sent: Wed 1/7/2009 5:55 PM
To: PostGIS Users Discussion
Subject: Re: [postgis-users] The Old Who is using PostGIS survey again?
> 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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