Chapter 1. Introduction

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1.1. Credits
1.2. More Information

PostGIS is developed by Refractions Research Inc, as a spatial database technology research project. Refractions is a GIS and database consulting company in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, specializing in data integration and custom software development. We plan on supporting and developing PostGIS to support a range of important GIS functionality, including full OpenGIS support, advanced topological constructs (coverages, surfaces, networks), desktop user interface tools for viewing and editing GIS data, and web-based access tools.

1.1. Credits

Mark Cave-Ayland

Coordinates bug fixing and maintenance effort, alignment of PostGIS with PostgreSQL releases, windows build, integration of new GEOS functionality, and new function enhancements.

Paul Ramsey

Release Manager, coordinates general direction of the project, often gets his hands dirty doing real coding.

Mark Leslie

Ongoing maintenance and development of core functions.

Kevin Neufeld

Documentation, Hudson automated build, advanced user support on PostGIS newsgroup.

Sandro Santilli

Bug fixes and maintenance and integration of new GEOS functionality

Chris Hodgson

General development

Dave Blasby

The original developer of PostGIS. Dave wrote the server side objects, index bindings, and many of the server side analytical functions.

Jeff Lounsbury

Original development of the Shape file loader/dumper.

Other contributors

In alphabetical order: Alex Bodnaru, Alex Mayrhofer, Barbara Phillipot, Ben Jubb, Bernhard Reiter, Bruce Rindahl, Bruno Wolff III, Carl Anderson, Charlie Savage, Dane Springmeyer, David Skea, David Techer, Eduin Carrillo, IIDA Tetsushi, Geographic Data BC, Gerald Fenoy, Gino Lucrezi, Klaus Foerster, Kris Jurka, Mark Sondheim, Markus Schaber, Michael Fuhr, Nikita Shulga, Norman Vine, Olivier Courtin, Ralph Mason, Regina Obe, Steffen Macke, Stephen Frost.

Important Support Libraries

The GEOS geometry operations library, and the algorithmic work of Martin Davis in making it all work, ongoing maintenance and support of Mateusz Loskot, Paul Ramsey and others.

The Proj4 cartographic projection library, and the work of Gerald Evenden and Frank Warmerdam in creating and maintaining it.

1.2. More Information