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Setting up GeoServer on Ubuntu

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A lot has happened since my last post. The stress of launching a product is nerve wracking to put it mildly. Working 80 hour weeks became the norm - between finding partners, marketing and working on the product on top of my actual job, 7 days in a week didn't seem enough.
But that's a post for another time - today's post is a short tutorial on setting up a GIS server for webmapping.

Webmaps as a service like Mapbox and ArcGIS Online offer an easy way for companies to delve into GIS with minimal investment. However there may be privacy concerns, high cost/low speed with large datasets and limitations beyond simple displays ...

Published Nov. 21, 2016, 8:12 p.m.

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Setting up an Open Source GIS stack

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I was very fortunate to have access to the ESRI GIS stack including ArcGIS Info, ArcSDE and ARC/INFO during my time at SKM. However these costs are very hard to justify in a lean startup environment, especially when GIS is not the main purpose of the startup. This is where open source software comes in.
In this article, I will go through how to set up a comparable GIS environment using open source software. Specifically:

  • Setting up a spatial database with PostgreSQL/PostGIS
  • Importing OpenStreetMap data
  • Setting up desktop GIS with QGIS

We'll be using PostgreSQL 9.4, PostGIS 2.2 and QGIS 2.12 in this article, although the setup is largely the same for different versions. ...

Published Feb. 28, 2016, 11:57 p.m.

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