Using PostgreSQL Views in zigGIS 2.0.2

When we mapped out the way ahead for zigGIS, we knew we wanted to lay the groundwork to add support for SQL Server 2008 and possibly other database platforms. The way zigGIS was originally constructed, it used the PostGIS geometry_columns table to discover available spatial tables. This has worked well but we came to realize … Continue reading “Using PostgreSQL Views in zigGIS 2.0.2”

zigGIS 2.0.2 Enhancements Announced

Abe posted today about upcoming enhancements in zigGIS 2.0.2. These changes address some of the most common feedback that we’ve heard from users. Abe has been working hard to get these changes implemented and released in a timely fashion. Testing will begin shortly. In addition to the flexibility that Abe describes, these changes also begin … Continue reading “zigGIS 2.0.2 Enhancements Announced”

zigGIS 2.0.2 Getting Closer

Abe announced via Twitter today that zigGIS 2.0.2 will be available in about a month. This a small but significant release becuase zigGIS will now support the generic PostGIS “GEOMETRY” type. Because ArcGIS expects homogenous feaure classes, zigGIS will ask the user to choose a geometry type for the the specified GEOMETRY-typed column. So, if … Continue reading “zigGIS 2.0.2 Getting Closer”

zigGIS Source Code and Schwag Available

Abe has announced that the source code for zigGIS is now available (governed by the zigGIS EULA). It can be found at Additionally, there is now zigGIS apparel available at (just because it’s fun…and a little geeky). No, there is not an option to have the source code printed on a shirt. Enjoy … Continue reading “zigGIS Source Code and Schwag Available”

zigGIS and ArcGIS 9.3

Now that ArcGIS 9.3 has been finalized, I have finally gotten around to testing zigGIS 2.0.1 with it. While the source code is available, I wanted to test the unmodified binary distro. I am happy to report that zigGIS appears to work fine with ArcGIS Desktop 9.3. I guess the statement in the zigGIS About … Continue reading “zigGIS and ArcGIS 9.3”

zigGIS 2.0 To Be Released on May 21st

Today was the original target for releasing zigGIS 2.0. There is a flurry of activity at Obtuse to get the web site and the online store ready. May 21st is the definite release date as all of the loose ends are tying up nicely. A lot of work has been put into improving performance, especially … Continue reading “zigGIS 2.0 To Be Released on May 21st”

zigGIS 2.0 Beta Closing, Release Near

The zigGIS 2.0 beta is wrapping up this week. We got some good feedback and Abe was able to fix a few bugs. We’ll begin focusing on getting the release out. We are shooting for May 20th but that may slip because there’s a lot to do. PostGIS editing is working pretty well now and, … Continue reading “zigGIS 2.0 Beta Closing, Release Near”