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PGCon 2011
The PostgreSQL Conference

Paul Ramsey
Day Talks - 1 - 2011-05-19
Room DMS 1160
Start time 09:00
Duration 01:00
ID 373
Event type Lecture
Track Plenary
Language used for presentation English

PostGIS Knows Where You Are

Should you be Worried?

Paul Ramsey has been working with geospatial software for more than 10 years, as programmer and consultant. 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.

Geolocation is a hot topic in technology right now, so this topic will offer a tour of the terrain: what geolocation is being used for, where PostGIS came from, how it uses PostgreSQL, who is using it, and the technology challenges that PostGIS (and by extension PostgreSQL) face in the future as use cases continue to push more and more data through the system.