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