[postgis-users] PostGIS case usages

Regina Obe lr at pcorp.us
Sun Nov 4 20:05:49 PST 2018

Dylan and all,

Yes that would be great to get SoilWeb case study. 

Thanks for all that helped.  We got the go ahead for 3rd edition and are fleshing out the revised table of contents.
This has been very helpful in helping us narrow down the things we need to cover.

I've also started putting some of these on the postgis.net. 

Paul Ramsey is working on redesign of website of which he's done a bit of on the docs - https://postgis.net/docs/

Will be nice to have a bunch more case studies on the site to go along with the redesign.

Keep the case studies coming and also let us know if it's okay to publish on the postgis.net website.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: postgis-users [mailto:postgis-users-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf
> Of Dylan Beaudette
> Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2018 1:35 PM
> To: PostGIS Users Discussion <postgis-users at lists.osgeo.org>
> Cc: PostGIS Development Discussion <postgis-devel at lists.osgeo.org>;
> dylan.beaudette at ca.usda.gov
> Subject: Re: [postgis-users] PostGIS case usages
> 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.
> Dylan
> > 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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