Quantum GIS Community : Interview with Tim Baggett

Posted by timlinux on Nov 21, 2005 2:44 AM EDT
http://qgis.org; By Tim Sutton
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Today we interviewed Tim Baggett who used a bunch of Open Source applications to map a balloon race!

"We needed a mapping system for tracking long distance balloon flights that served two purposes. One was for the benefit of the race organizers who constantly monitor the position of the teams flying the balloons, while the second purpose was to provide real-time tracking updates to a web page so the general public can watch the event unfold. It's a bit like watching a three day horse race! After exploring several other possibilities for a solution, I settled on using the UMN MapServer, PHP MapScript, GDAL/OGR, Postgres/PostGIS and Apache2 on a RedHat Fedora3 system."

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