I too would like to see a solid 'corporate strength' FOSS tool that I could use as a spatial data repository for use by a wide range of systems and applications. Some of the functionality that I saw in TerraLib (e.g. raster in Postgres) would be potentially very useful. PostGIS certainly appears to be a good solid environment with plenty of support from other projects. It also deserves substantial support. However, I'm not sure if excluding other approaches and just concentrating on PostGIS would be a good thing. We could miss out on the next poster spatial project by doing this. It certainly doesn't hurt to have options and explore alternatives. Bruce Bannerman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote on 24/01/2008 10:26:58 AM: > Dear all > > Regarding the FOSS Geodatabase discussion, I would like to bring a > different issue to the discussion. > > It concerns whether we should be concerned with broadening the > number of FOSS databases that offer support for spatial data, or > whether we should focus on deepening and increasing the support for > different types of spatio-temporal data on PostGIS. > > Consider a situation where PostGIS would demonstrably handle more > spatial data types than Oracle and would do so efficiently. This > would provide a tremendous leverage for all FOSS4G applications and > developers. > > To me, PostGIS is to FOSS4G what Linux is for FOSS as a whole. It's > the enabling platform for succesfull FOSS4G enterprise applications. > By concentrating on PostGIS and associated tools, we will build a > reliable and consistent set of tools. > > Best regards, > Gilberto > -- > =========================================== > Dr.Gilberto Camara > Director General > National Institute for Space Research (INPE) > Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil > Notice: This email and any attachments may contain information that is personal, confidential, legally privileged and/or copyright.No part of it should be reproduced, adapted or communicated without the prior written consent of the copyright owner. It is the responsibility of the recipient to check for and remove viruses. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender by return email, delete it from your system and destroy any copies. You are not authorised to use, communicate or rely on the information contained in this email. Please consider the environment before printing this email.
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