Announcing a new Meetup for The North Mississippi Software Developer's Group!What
: North Mississippi Software Developer's - GIS and Spatial DatabasesWhen
: Wednesday, September 15,[masked]:00 PMWhere
: 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 http://www.northmsdevelopers.net
Please let me know if you have trouble getting and installing the software or want to pitch in.
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/North-MS-Software-Developers-Group/calendar/14739092/