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Geo-Rails Summit

Moderated by: Daniel Azuma
Location: Ballroom IV
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)

One of the most important current trends in the high-tech industry is the rise of spatial and location-based technologies. From reading GPS information to displaying Google maps, many web developers have had to interact with geospatial systems. However, the Rails geospatial stack has so far tended to lag behind those of similar frameworks such as Django, in capabilities and maturity. As a result, few Rails developers have been able to move beyond showing a few pushpins on a map.

We’d like to have a meeting for developers and anyone interested in geospatial libraries and tools for Rails. The goals of this meeting are to:

  • Meet some of the people working on geospatial tools and extensions to Rails
  • Take stock of the current Rails geospatial tool stack: what’s available, what can be improved, and what’s missing
  • Discuss the roadmaps of the various projects and how we can work together
  • Set up some community resources/assets for Rails geospatial development

Our vision is to make Rails THE world-class platform for developing geospatial applications.