adam12 (3) [Avatar] Offline
Will this chapter cover any GUI programming with a PostGIS interface? I'd like to know how to, in Ruby GTK2 or Python, make a GUI map that can pan and zoom and include layers from PostGIS in a desktop environment.

regina.leo (265) [Avatar] Offline
Re: Using PostGIS in a desktop environment
We weren't planning to. This was just going to cover viewing/editing PostGIS layers with common open source desktop tools (QuantumGIS, OpenJump, GvSig, uDig). Most of the toolkits we are familiar with for doing the below are all web-based which we will cover in the web apps chapter. Though QuantumGIS has some nice python scripting functionality built-in and uDig is setup in that fashion that it can be used to build something else. Though we haven't explored any of those to that level and may be a little too thick for your needs.