[postgis-users] IMPORTANT: (Still) Seeking Funding for Faster PostGIS Indexes

Johnathan Leppert johnathan.leppert at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 11:32:01 PDT 2011

Why don't you try something like http://www.kickstarter.com/?

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Paul Ramsey <pramsey at cleverelephant.ca>wrote:

> Thanks to the sponsorship of Michigan Technological University, we now
> have 50% of the work complete. There is a working patch at the
> commitfest <https://commitfest.postgresql.org/action/patch_view?id=631>
> which provides quad-tree and kd-tree indexes.
> However, there is a problem: unless the patch is reviewed and goes
> through more QA/QC, it'll never get into PostgreSQL proper. In case
> you think I am kidding: we had a patch for KNN searching ready for the
> 9.0 release, but it wasn't reviewed in time, so we had to wait all the
> way through the 9.1 cycle to get it.
> I am looking for sponsors in the $5K to $10K range to complete this
> work. If you use PostgreSQL in your business, this is a chance to add
> a basic capability that may help you in all kinds of ways you don't
> expect. We're talking about faster geospatial indexes here, but this
> facility will also radically speed any partitioned space. (For
> example, the suffix-tree, which can search through URLs incredibly
> fast. Another example, you can use a suffix tree to very efficiently
> index geohash strings. Interesting.)
> If you think there's a possibility, please contact me and I will send
> you a prospectus you can take to your manager. Let's make this happen
> folks!
> Paul
> On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Paul Ramsey <pramsey at opengeo.org> wrote:
> > One of the eye-opening talks of PgCon last week was the presentation
> > from Oleg Bartunov and Teodor Sigaev on their work on spatial
> > partitioning indexes in PostgreSQL. Oleg and Teodor are the
> > maintainers of the GiST framework we use for our r-tree, and are
> > proposing a new framework to allow quad-tree and kd-tree
> > implementations in PostgreSQL.
> >
> > http://www.pgcon.org/2011/schedule/events/309.en.html
> >
> > The upshot is, this new approach is as much as 6-times faster than the
> > r-tree (at least for points). If you're interested in seeing PostGIS
> > indexes get vastly faster, consider funding this project. Get in touch
> > with me directly for details.
> >
> > http://blog.opengeo.org/2011/05/27/pgcon-notes-3/
> >
> > P.
> >
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