I’m traveling this week to the hinterlands of Arizona for some marketing so posting will be very light, but discussion last week. He’s got a great point about skills already existing for using open source software:with some of the points that needed to be addressed from the
- PostGIS: Already worked with Oracle Spatial or ArcSDE’s “new” spatial SQL feature? You already know PostGIS.
- Mapserver: Learn the .map file and you are good to go. No harder than picking up enough AXL to be useful. Budget a couple days of learning time.
- Geoserver: Point and click through the interface. Do you known enough to deploy a WAR into production? If you installed ArcIMS, you already do.
Sean is spot on with is analysis as well.