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PostGIS Essentials by Angel Marquez

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Chapter 8. Developing a GIS Web Application

Now that we have developed our spatial database, the ability to see the data inside it, and actually tuned it to achieve an optimal performance, it's time to develop a useful application, which exploits everything that we have seen in the previous chapters.

When you develop an application, you have to be very clear about who your target audience is; this means thinking about who the users of your application will be and the role of this application in an organization. This fact is crucial when you define not only the application's logic, but also the technology that will support this logic in the best way. We will split the system into two applications:

  • Web application: Its objective is to be a platform ...

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