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BostonGIS is a testbed for GIS and Web Mapping solutions utilizing open source, freely available and/or open gis technologies. We will be using mostly Boston, Massachusetts data to provide mapping and spatial database examples.

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PostGIS in Action
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Tips and Tricks for PostGIS

PostgreSQL: Up and Running
PostgreSQL: Up and RunningIt covers PostgreSQL 8.4-9.2 with special focus on features introduced in PostgreSQL 9.1-9.2

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CartoWeb: Advanced Mapping System for the Web more ...
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PostLBS PgRouting - Routing Toolkit for PostGIS

PostLBS is an opensource toolkit that utilizes PostGIS to do routing and location based services. Common classes of problems solved by it are Shortest Path, Driving Distance and Traveling Salesman. PostLBS is a project funded by Orkney, Inc.

David Techer provides a well diagrammed and thought out tutorial on installing and using PgRouting to calculate itineraries. Unfortunately its in French, but nevertheless still useful since its so well diagrammed even if you are not a French speaker. Check out David Techer's routing tutorial at PgRouting tutorial

For English Speakers - the Google automated translation - PgRouting tutorial Google English .



Open Layers more ...Open Layers Rss Feed
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OpenStreetMap and OpenLayers Tutorials
PostGIS, pgRouting, and PostgreSQL Tutorials
pgRouting: Loading OpenStreetMap with Osm2Po and route querying more ...
Part 1: Getting Started With PostGIS: An almost Idiot's Guide (PostGIS 2.0) more ...
Part 1: Getting Started With PostGIS: An almost Idiot's Guide (PostGIS 1.5) more ...
OSCON 2009: Tips and Tricks for Writing PostGIS Spatial Queries more ...
PGCon2009: PostGIS 1.4, PostgreSQL 8.4 Spatial Analysis Queries, Building Geometries, Open Jump more ...
PLR Part 3: PL/R and Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) RGDAL more ...
PostGIS Nearest Neighbor: A Generic Solution - Much Faster than Previous Solution more ...
Solving the Nearest Neighbor Problem in PostGIS more ...
PLR Part 2: PL/R and PostGIS more ...
PLR Part 1: Up and Running with PL/R (PLR) in PostgreSQL: An almost Idiot's Guide more ...
Part 2 - PostGIS and SharpMap in ASP.NET 2.0 using VB.NET: Displaying the Maps more ... download
Part 1 - PostGIS and SharpMap in ASP.NET 2.0 using VB.NET: Compiling SharpMap with PostGIS more ...
Part 3: PostGIS Loading Data from Non-Spatial Sources more ...
Part 2: Introduction to Spatial Queries and SFSQL with PostGIS more ...
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Boston External Map Examples
SQL Server 2008 Tutorials
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