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How to do simple geofencing with PostGIS

The wide use of Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) has led to a number of features, including geofencing. In this case, geofencing is the tracking of an object in and out of a geofence. A Geofence is a circle or polygon around a given area on a map. A circle can show areas that can track the entrance [...]

By | 2017-06-03T11:38:31+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Databases, Geospatial, Location, Technology|Comments Off on How to do simple geofencing with PostGIS

Organizations leveraging GIS in the Agriculture Industry

Recently, I had to advise AECOM on picking proposals for international development project. The project consisted of developing a mobile and dashboard software solution that would help the agriculture process in Mali. One particular focus of the of the proposals was to use GIS (Geospatial Information Systems) technologies that were mentioned here as well. Some of the [...]

By | 2016-04-26T19:48:12+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Agriculture, Geospatial|Comments Off on Organizations leveraging GIS in the Agriculture Industry

How to Predict Port Locations in a Logistics Network

Machine learning has been present for many decades now. However, some industries such as the logistics industry seem to be dependent on human decisions and actions until recently. Recently, how GIS can help the logistics industry was discussed here. With this in mind we wanted to look into using machine learning within the logistics industry. Working with Wardell [...]

By | 2016-04-12T01:11:55+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Logistics, Machine Learning|2 Comments

Should you use a Database as a service or build it yourself?

(This is a guest post by Michael Washington) We enter the age of everything being made as a service from platforms, databases, APIs, etc. With these services, convenience is becoming more of an expectation but at what cost? More specifically lets talk about database as a service. I have recently been tasked with a challenging [...]

By | 2017-04-11T02:22:55+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Database, Technology|Comments Off on Should you use a Database as a service or build it yourself?

Mapbox’s API to geocode data to get location information

When starting the National Geographic project, the dataset used had missing data. The dataset was missing street, city, state or zipcode to go along with the longitude and latitude for parks. Also, when doing a general search of street, city, state or zipcode, we wanted the capability to get the longitude and latitude of the search term [...]

By | 2017-06-03T11:34:19+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Geospatial, Location|Comments Off on Mapbox’s API to geocode data to get location information

PostGIS’s Simple Geospatial Features for PostgreSQL

PostGIS is a geospatial database extension of PostgreSQL. This technology can be used to find the geometry, longitude, latitude, distance and other measures. Some of its features, namely geometric types are specific to geospatial databases. These measures can be used for finding the location of an object and objects that are near to a point. Recently [...]

By | 2017-06-03T11:48:49+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Geospatial, Location Based Services|Comments Off on PostGIS’s Simple Geospatial Features for PostgreSQL

PostGIS’s Simple Geospatial Features for PostgreSQL

PostGIS is a geospatial database extension of PostgreSQL. This technology can be used to find the geometry, longitude, latitude, distance and other measures. Some of its features, namely geometric types are specific to geospatial databases. These measures can be used for finding the location of an object and objects that are near to a point. Recently [...]

By | 2017-06-03T17:10:05+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Geospatial, Location|Comments Off on PostGIS’s Simple Geospatial Features for PostgreSQL

How GIS can benefit the Oil and Gas Industry

Investing in research and development is essential in the Oil and Gas Industry when thinking long term. One area of interest for Oil and Gas Companies to invest in is GIS (Geospatial Information Systems). While big companies like Exxon have geomatic teams on their payroll, the small and medium sized companies are not able to afford [...]

By | 2017-04-11T02:24:28+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Geospatial|Comments Off on How GIS can benefit the Oil and Gas Industry

How GIS can benefit the Oil and Gas Industry

Oil and Gas How GIS can benefit the Oil and Gas Industry Investing in research and development is essential in the Oil and Gas Industry when thinking long term. One area of interest for Oil and Gas Companies to invest in is GIS (Geospatial Information Systems). While big companies like Exxon have geomatic teams on [...]

By | 2016-02-08T17:59:55+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Gas, Geospatial, Oil|1 Comment