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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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Part 1: Getting Started With PostGIS: An almost Idiot's Guide (PostGIS 2.2) more ...
pgRouting: Loading OpenStreetMap with Osm2Po and route querying more ...
Part 1: Getting Started With PostGIS: An almost Idiot's Guide (PostGIS 2.0) 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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Loading ANSS Earthquake Data Into SQL Server 2008 more ...
City Of Boston EGIS Maps more ...
DND 2011 Survey of Boston Abandoned Property

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Department Of Neighborhood Development (DND) 2011 survey of Boston Private Abandoned Property. The interactive map is an application utilizing OpenLayers for the client interface, MassGIS EEOC departments WMS server for Aerial photography layer, UMN CGI mapserver as a WMS/WFS provider that queries PostGIS database and publishes WMS and WFS layers of abandoned property locations, building foot prints, Boston parcel footprints and street index. Clicking the dots on the map will query the WFS and show corresponding detail for abandoned property in clicked on region. Mousing over an image will show an enlarged version of the image.

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