Managing geographic information



How do you manage geographic data that comes from a wide variety of sources which are continually updated and massage them into a form that suits your application? I'll share my experiences and let you share yours.


How do you keep from getting buried by geographic data coming from a variety of sources, all lacking metadat, all structured differently, and getting regular source updates? How do you then take that data and re-structure so it works in your application?

Using rake, postgis, plpgsql, and ruby, I’ll demonstrate some of what I’ve learned along the way in trying to turn a nightmare into merely a bad dream.

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