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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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GIS Blogs Around Boston
Christian Spanring more ...Christian Spanring Rss Feed
Greg Knight - Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) more ...Greg Knight - Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Rss Feed
think.random-stuff.org: Allan Doyle more ...think.random-stuff.org: Allan Doyle Rss Feed
Boston GIS Blog more ...Boston GIS Blog Rss Feed
Chris Schmidt more ...Chris Schmidt Rss Feed
Miguel de Icaza

Okay this one is not a GIS Blog, but is sort of related because of what these programming technologies could mean to GIS. Plus Miguel is one of my favorite people.

Miguel De Icaza is the main architect of Mono.NET and he was also heavily involved in the GNOME project. He is a VP at Novell. Starred in the documentary The Code and movie Antitrust. He also won the MIT Technology Review Innovator of the Year award in 1999.

Mono.NET is an opensource .NET initiative that makes .NET compatible Framework accessible on Non-Microsoft systems such as Linux and Mac OSX. It also runs on Windows as well. One of these days I hope to have time to try this out and test some of my ASP.NET applications on it. As it is I do borrow some of the libraries from the project.

Currently the Mono group is working on Moonlight, the opensource answer to Microsoft's Silverlight.

Miguel's favorite topics to blog about are politics, Mono.NET, Microsoft.NET and everything else opensource.



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OpenStreetMap and OpenLayers Tutorials
PostGIS, pgRouting, and PostgreSQL Tutorials
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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