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Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Tue Aug 14 14:29:36 UTC 2007


Maps are pretty easy on a website.  Look here: 
http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/

Works great with PostGIS.  PostGIS, by the way, is a full implementation 
of PostgreSQL with a spatial awareness patch to let it do that 
geospatial stuff.

gerry

Stephen - K1LNX wrote:
> Well for me, I want the ability to have all my logs stored in a central 
> location and be able to easily put the data on my website if need be. I 
> think it would be cool to have a constant backup of all my logs in a 
> central location and it would just make sense to store them there to 
> begin with.
> 
> Plus, you could add mapping features like Gerry mentioned and easily 
> display the data on a website if one wanted to (this is one of the 
> reasons I want to do this)
> 
> I know it may seem overkill, but having logs stored in SQL just seems to 
> make more sense to me, and the database software is free! :P
> 
> Not having a lot of experience with databases, I can't say for sure how 
> taxing it would be on a db, but I can't imagine it would be that 
> intensive either?
> 
> 73's
> Stephen
> K1LNX
> 
> On 8/14/07, *Gerry Creager* <gerry.creager at tamu.edu 
> <mailto:gerry.creager at tamu.edu>> wrote:
> 
>     One reason I can envision is to facilitate a callbook lookup and map the
>     contacts.  Where was that ZS3 from?  I just don't recall.
> 
>     I'm thinking (because it's what I almost always use) PostgreSQL+PostGIS
>     with an https front-end and password protection so someone else couldn't
>     change my log!
> 
>     Haven't done it but it sounds easy enough.  A PostGIS install isn't real
>     heavy-weight until you hit a couple of million records... say 25M...
>     and
>     then you might notice it.
> 
>     gerry
> 
>     Martin AA6E wrote:
>      > Stephen - K1LNX wrote:
>      >> You know, I forgot I was even subscribed to this list until I saw
>      >> these messages come across!!!
>      >>
>      >> So here's a question to stir things up a bit, anyone know of a SQL
>      >> based logging system? I really like xlog but this is one thing I
>     wish
>      >> was supported..... could take a stab at building my own, but I'm
>     not
>      >> much of a coder, more of a hardware/backend kinda guy ;)
>      >>
>      >> 73's
>      >> Stephen
>      >> K1LNX
>      >
>      > Stephen -
>      >
>      > I don't know of any SQL logging system, but I wonder why anyone
>     would
>      > want to use such a heavyweight system. Maybe because it's there
>     on your
>      > Linux box?  Or maybe because you think in SQL already.
>      >
>      > Ham logging (mine, anyway) does not need any serious db features.  A
>      > flat CSV file (to use with a spreadsheet like OO.o) would be
>     sufficient.
>      >  The complicated part is the front end - capturing the data in an
>      > efficient way via a dedicated application, a spreadsheet dialog, or
>      > whatever.  You may want some tricky reports later, but they
>     wouldn't tax
>      > the db.
>      >
>      > 73, Martin AA6E
>      >
>      >
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