[postgis-users] Promoting PostgreSQL and PostGIS to wider business intelligence community

Martin Davis mtnclimb at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 15:03:55 PDT 2020

That's a nifty use case!

Are the flooding polygons precomputed from some external analysis?

On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 2:30 PM Bruce Rindahl <bruce.rindahl at gmail.com>

> We have a great use case for using PostGIS with ArcGIS.  The secret is
> connecting to PostGIS via a query layer.  I connect to a view in PostGIS
> and ArcGIS figures it out just fine (maybe with a little help).
> Why PostGIS?  Because the data is constantly changing.  One layer is the
> current rainfall from our gauges and can change every 2 minutes.  Another
> layer is predicted inundation from flooding.  The PostGIS table has
> numerous areas at various flooding discharges but the view only shows what
> our models are predicting.  This is all behind the scenes and ArcGIS just
> shows what we want.
> QGIS does it even better but nobody here uses it.
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