Top Case Studies

Sistema de Información Territorial Estatal en Línea, México

Oct 14, 2009

SITEL, a project hosting a spatial data infrastructure, allows various government agencies to share data to be included in their own projects as health, security, urban furniture or mobility. Today, they've integrated over 1,910 vectorial layers plus another 70+ raster files, provided through PostGIS and WMS/WFS/WCS services with Mapserver.

Natural Language Spatial Search Engine for Rental Places &ndash Rento

Rento is a free web service that makes it easy to find a place to rent in Greece. Powered by PostgreSQL and PostGIS, it provides ad listings with photographs displayed on a map. Searching is accomplished through map navigation and natural language processing, with the search engine being capable of answering complex (spatial) questions such as "flat near the University of Athens" or "loft up to 800 euros near a metro station" (in greek).

GlobeXplorer

August 14, 2006

GlobeXplorer serves terrabytes of imagery to clients around the world using PostGIS as their production database server. In 2004, GlobeXplorer migrated from Informix to PostGIS, and now they are serving over a million requests a day with PostGIS.

MADEIRA GPS

February 25, 2008

MADEIRA GPS, a company that started in 2005, with a simple project in mind: Deliver PDA-based navigation, with autorouting, for Madeira Island's tourism.

Institut Géographique National, France

October 15, 2006

The national mapping agency of France manages over 100 million topographic features in PostGIS/PostgreSQL and provides read/write access to over 100 field researchers around the country.

Infoterra, United Kingdom

October 24, 2006

Infoterra, a leading European satellite and aerial imagery provider, runs their data provision and sales systems on PostGIS, and stores the complete Ordnance Survey database on PostGIS.

UC Davis Soil Resource Laboratory

August 18, 2006

The US Davis Soil Resource Laboratory publishes soil inventory data for the southwest United States using PostGIS and Mapserver. Six months ago they were using shape files for spatial data storage. With PostGIS, their data is integrated in the database and new avenues of display and analysis have been opened for them.

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