New Meetup: North Mississippi Software Developer's - GIS and Spatial Databases

From: Zack W.
Sent on: Saturday, September 11, 2010 10:12 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The North Mississippi Software Developer's Group!

What: North Mississippi Software Developer's - GIS and Spatial Databases

When: Wednesday, September 15,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Applied Enterprise Solutions
1210 Office Park Drive Suite 101
Oxford, MS 38655

During this meetup we'll be talking about geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial databases. A GIS organizes and provides access to spatial data - data tied to a location. GIS is an industry by itself and, while the software is built on commercial standards and databases, it's a bit unlike typical database programming. Queries that depend on location - for example, "How many restaurants are within 20 miles of an interstate exit?" are simple using a spatial database but would be very difficult using a conventional relational database.

We'll look at the basics of GIS and will learn how to use SpatiaLite a lightweight spatial database,built on top of SQLite. For software download links, please see

Please let me know if you have trouble getting and installing the software or want to pitch in.

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