GIS-like applications are definitely a field where Zope can shine. But
most of the current MAP-Servers are interfacing with a RDBMS where a
lot of the logic is placed into the database. If one thinks of
geographic objects in a way of an object database like Zope, there is
a different architecture needed. For example I think of a RTree
indexing technic for the objects stored in the ZODB. This would open a
lot of possibilities and would cure one of the problems of current GIS
, where everything needs to be stored with a geographical view, which
makes it sometimes cumbersome to store legacy information or data with
a non gis semantic in these systems. On top of the RTree index one
could build a python framework to present the geographical part of
this data.

These are just thoughts from an earth scientist, who needs to deal
with this problem, and is in search for a solution.


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