The Power of PostgreSQL and PostGIS – Interview with Paul Ramsey


In this article, we speak to Paul Ramsey about how both PostgreSQL and PostGIS can provide a solid foundation for any small to large organisational GIS architecture. Paul, a Solutions Engineer at Carto, has been working with geospatial software for over 15 years: consulting to government and industry; building a geospatial software company; and programming on open source software. He co-founded the PostGIS spatial database project in 2001 and is currently an active developer and member of the project steering committee. In 2008, Paul received the Sol Katz Award for achievement in open source geospatial software, and he speaks and teaches [...]

The Power of PostgreSQL and PostGIS – Interview with Paul Ramsey2019-02-07T18:03:38+00:00

Applying Geospatial Technologies to Real Estate Decision Making in Nigeria


Countries such as Nigeria are beginning to embrace the potential of geospatial technology and information in order to develop their economies. This is particularly so in fields such as land administration and real estate development where relevant stakeholders are taking advantage of increasingly affordable software and ever-growing volumes of crowdsources and open data. Unlike developed countries, which were limited by the slow roll-out of heavy telecommunications infrastructure, these industries are being fast-tracked by more easily-deployable Wi-Fi networks to both urban and remote regions. Bolaji Afolabi explains how this is happening. In the real estate service industry, it is not a question [...]

Applying Geospatial Technologies to Real Estate Decision Making in Nigeria2019-02-07T17:56:10+00:00

Cleaning up the Streets Using Geographical Data


Last November KaarbonTech won the 2014 Association of Geographic Information (AGI) award for Best Use of Geospatial for Business Benefit with their Gulley SMART highways asset management software package. Their managing director, Mark Entwistle, explains how proactive drain cleaning can improve highways departments’ performance while saving time and money. Managing drainage and water flow into roadside gullies may seem one of the more traditional and perhaps low tech roles carried out by local government. In fact, the reverse is true: twenty-first century highways asset management is high tech, digital and mobile. The award recognised the results achieved by a project KaarbonTech [...]

Cleaning up the Streets Using Geographical Data2019-02-07T17:51:15+00:00

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