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LinuxPR: Plexis Group Director Addresses GIS Conference

Mar 06, 2001, 00:21 (1 Talkback[s])

"Plexis Group, LLC director Scott Stephens was a featured speaker at the North Carolina GIS Conference 2001. Stephens addressed attendees as part of the conference's special segment on GIS and information systems integration. He gave a presentation entitled "Linux Powered GIS: Two Case Studies."

"Stephens' presentation illustrated two very diverse uses of GIS through the Linux operating system. The first user, Landmark Information Group, Ltd., employs a 1 Ghz Linux PC to run Linux GenaMap, a product of Gena Warehouse Ltd. Using this operating system and software, Landmark Information Group provides free access to first edition historical ordnance survey maps of Great Britain, between 1846 and 1899. The web site gets as many as 50,000 hits per day. Visitors can choose to simply view maps, or they may also be purchased online. Maps are printed on parchment paper to maintain the appearance of age."

"Stephens also talked about the city of Bloomington, Indiana, a client of Plexis Group. Bloomington is a city of about 80 square miles, with 2.2 gigabytes of map data and 18.4 gigabytes of image data. Until last year the city's municipal water, wastewater and stormwater utility had a Novell IT system powered by 14 old servers with only 25 gigabytes of storage space. Remote and home users were required to use a dial-up account. In 2000, Bloomington upgraded to a new IT system with about 500 gigabytes of storage space on 12 Linux servers. They now have eight remote locations connected by ISDN, and home users can now connect through VPN."

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