Category Archive: Open Source GIS

Mar 26

MongoDB Series, Part 1: Installation and Configuration

With the surging popularity of NoSQL options, Geographic Database Consulting will take a deeper look at utilizing MongoDB with ArcGIS. This chapter will focus on the installation and configuration of MongoDB on an Oracle/RedHat linux server. Create a YUM Repository The easiest method of installing MongoDB on Oracle/RedHat Linux is via the 10Gen YUM repository. …

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Mar 07

PostgreSQL Series, Part 2: Learning the Basics

Continuing with our series of utilizing PostgreSQL for your Geodatabase storage needs. Part 1 covered the installation and configuration of creating an empty geodatabase. Part 2 is focused on learning some of the basics: data access, how to backup/restore, and general database maintenance. Geographic Database Consulting highly recommends installing the version of PostgreSQL from EnterpriseDB.com. …

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Feb 01

PostgreSQL Series, Part 1: Installation and Configuration

Geographic Database Consulting is running a multi-part series on utilizing PostgreSQL for your Geodatabase storage needs. This chapter will focus on the installation and configuration of PostgreSQL for hosting a Geodatabase. For this blog, I will be installing PostgreSQL on a Virtual Machine running Oracle Linux 64-bit, which is binary compatible with Redhat. You can …

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Jul 09

Open Source GIS Stack

In my last post, I talked about how easy the PostgreSQL/PostGIS installation was. The ArcSDE 9.3 media even includes the correct version of PostgreSQL to install for use with SDE. One note: if you want to enable PostGIS support, SDE 9.3 only supports PostGIS version 1.3.2, NOT the latest 1.3.3. Make sure you only install …

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