[Freegis-list] Losing GIS solution...
mada at gautier.org
Tue Jan 18 20:53:52 CET 2005
Yes, I am in the US. I have been thinking about the Tiger database. One
of my problems is that the data for the tiger database is not in an
immediatly usable format(i.e. it still needs to be parsed into a
database). Is there a project that has already parsed tiger into
something like PostGIS? Are their parsers for the dataformat?
> Adam Gautier wrote:
>> My company and I have received word that we will be losing our
>> based GIS provider. We have an application that requires mapping and
>> routing. I am looking for advice on cobling together open-source
>> solutions to meet these needs, Any help would be appreciated.
>> High-Level Requirements (I can elaborate more if needed):
>> Requirement 1: Mapping - Being able to draw a map(a road map) while
>> starting from a address, city, state, zip. Dumping out via jpeg or
>> yet png would be best.
>> Requirement 2: Routing - Getting directions(turn-by-turn driving
>> direction) between two points.
>> * Obviously speed would be a factor, but more so, quality of data is
> are you in the US ?
> if answer is yes, cobble something from the tiger database
> if answer is no... hmmm, time to go check out navteq and / or teleatlas
> (unfortunately, navsys and the free maps project is not there yet. you
> can however contribute, see www.navsys.org )
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