Refractions Research provides support for enterprises developing applications based on PostGIS / PostgreSQL. Our staff have years of experience with practical issues in spatial database development and deployment:
- Large scale spatial databases (10M rows and up)
- High load spatial databases (multiple updates per second
- High reliability installations (replication and clustering)
- Multi-dimensional spatial databases (3- and 4-dimensions)
- Spatial data modeling (very large data models)
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AT&T Wireless needed to roll out web map services to a public audience, but their proprietary software was too slow and expensive to scale up. Refractions built a pilot project on open source software and free data that demonstrated a 10-fold performance increase and no licensing overhead.
Rento is a free web service that makes it easy to find a place to rent in Greece. Powered by PostgreSQL and PostGIS, it provides ad listings with photographs displayed on a map. Searching is accomplished through map navigation and natural language processing, with the search engine being capable of answering complex (spatial) questions such as "flat near the University of Athens" or "loft up to 800 euros near a metro station" (in greek).
Refractions helped LAUSD add a mapping component to their OpenACS content management system. LAUSD had built an infrastructure tracking solution in OpenACS, but needed a mapping component, Refractions delivered one using open source components that integrated with the LAUSD technology.
Open Source Company
Refractions sponsors and develops PostGIS as an open source project in collaboration with developers from around the world. Visit the PostGIS open source community site at postgis.refractions.net.