[postgis-users] Re: The Old Who is using PostGIS survey again?
reid at umn.edu
Fri Jan 9 14:55:03 PST 2009
On 12/30/2008 06:21 AM, Paragon Corporation 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
> 1) How you use PostGIS?
We use it as the data store for a geographic wiki for bicyclists,
> 2) What you find useful about it over anything else?
We needed a robust SQL datastore for our geographic and non-geographic
data. There's simply no other OSS alternatives. But even if there were,
it does what we ask it to, and well.
> 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?
A book is a great way to condense the community's knowledge into an
easily-accessible form. We would buy it.
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