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PostGIS Is So Successful That It Needs To Change Its Name

Like all important debates of our time, this one started with a tweet: I’m no branding expert (I don’t spend nearly enough money on my haircuts), but it seems to me that if your name includes a specific acronym–“GIS”–perhaps you should pronounce it the way the acronym itself is pronounced.  And while we’re on the […]

Geo In The Browser: Less IT Means This Time It’s Different

Call me a glutton for tedious text, but I enjoy end-of-year lists, predictions-for-next-year, and yes, the annual family newsletters my friends send me around the holidays. So killing time during a not-particularly-intriguing final Sunday of NFL football, I found in the latest GeoHipster post of 2015 prognostications a couple of worthwhile nuggets. “…the client side […]

Open—Wide Open—in Portland: A FOSS4G Review

  Having been to previous FOSS4G conferences—2007 in Victoria, 2011 in Denver—I was eager to circle back to this year’s iteration in Oregon to assess what’s changed, what’s new, and what I can adapt for everyday use in my consulting business. I. Sprawl With up to eight tracks running simultaneously, everyone’s conference was going to […]