[postgis-users] PostGIS case usages

Dylan Beaudette dylan.beaudette at gmail.com
Sun Nov 4 10:35:28 PST 2018

Happy to elaborate on how we have used PostGIS to support SoilWeb for the last 10 years. This is a realtime interface to one of the largest spatial databases in the world.


> On Oct 26, 2018, at 10:05 AM, Regina Obe <lr at pcorp.us> wrote:
> Hey all.  So we've been in talks with our editor about having a 3rd Edition
> of PostGIS hopefully to be released around the same time as PostGIS 3.0.
> I think they are more or less sold on the idea except they did ask about
> current market share and usage.
> Part of the reason for that is our previous editions focused a lot on  "How
> do I use this function or do this weird sounding thing that only GIS people
> can make sense of"  instead of "How do I do this real world thing"
> So one of the thoughts was having our table of contents be more like "How do
> I do this with PostGIS" in somewhat laymen terms that most people can relate
> to - like Political Districting, Real Estate analysis (walk scores,
> elevation measurements to determine viablility of building on a plot of
> land) 
> without scaring people off with "real world things" they can't relate to or
> in overly techy terms.
> Also since the 2nd Edition (which was in 2015 super ancient now since the
> New shiny version at the time was 2.1 and 2.1 is not even supported
> anymore).
> Other major thing changed is a lot of people are deploying PostGIS on cloud
> offerings like Amazon RDS, Microsoft Azure, and Google PostgreSQL for Cloud
> so we plan to cover a bit about some things relevant in those that may not
> be relevant when deploying on your own server.
> That said, if people can respond with what things they are currently using
> PostGIS for and also what hosting they are using for PostGIS, that would be
> helpful for us to get a better idea of focus points.
> It'd be great if you posted on the list, but if you are shy or need your
> usage anonymized, you can write directly to me.
> Thanks,
> Regina
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