Building a Simple Geodata Service With Node, PostGIS, and Amazon RDS

tl;dr

This post describes the construction of a simple, lightweight geospatial data service using Node.JS, PostGIS and Amazon RDS. It is somewhat lengthy and includes a number of code snippets. The post is primarily targeted at users who may be interested in alternative strategies for publishing geospatial data but may not be familiar with the tools discussed here. This effort is ongoing and follow-up posts can be expected.

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Amazon and the Fountain of Youth

Yesterday, I enjoyed Seth Godin’s post titled “The End of Dumb Software.” This morning, I got an e-mail started off like this:

Dear Amazon.com Customer,
As someone who has purchased or rated books by Norman Bridwell, you might like to know that Clifford The Champion will be released on October 1, 2009. You can pre-order yours at a savings of $5.20 by following the link below.

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