PostGIS: A Gentle Introduction
Have you heard that PostgreSQL is the best database for geospatial data? In a market with several proprietary commercial alternatives, users around the world choose PostgreSQL for their geospatial needs, including many state and local governments. That is thanks to PostGIS, the geospatial extension to the PostgreSQL database. If you use PostgreSQL, you probably have heard of PostGIS, but may never have used it.
In this talk, Justin Walgran covers the following PostGIS topics:
- What PostGIS adds to PostgreSQL
- How to bootstrap a PostGIS setup
Justin will do this by showing some examples of how PostGIS allows you build applications that can answer questions which are difficult or impossible to answer without spatial data.
About Justin Walgran
Outside the office you will usually find him attached to a laptop keeping up with software and design blogs, working on his own personal web projects and attending local developer meet-ups. He is a member of the newly formed PhillyJS meetup and is working on a commercial personal publishing application in Ruby on Rails.
We provide our clients access to advanced geospatial technologies through highly-crafted and easy-to-use web software, and personalized geospatial analysis services. Our goal is to combine our experience solving geospatial problems, strong customer service, and the profound motivation to “do well by doing good” in order to help our clients create more dynamic, vibrant communities.
We are committed to enabling our clients to answer complex questions in a wide variety of domains: natural resource planning, neighborhood revitalization, sustainable growth and economic development, crime analysis, real estate property analysis, redistricting, political advocacy, and cultural resources management to name a few.