I have friends that live for GIS. They would probably eat, drink, and breath it if they could. Although I often use GIS and GIS products in my work and studies, I am really not much of a GIS power-user. However, even I, in my not-so-powerful-but-still-adequate-for-my-needs GIS type of way, was able to recognize that the blog SQL for Geographers (which is, unsurprisingly, about using SQL with GIS) could be very useful in some circumstances. About the site, Jeremy, the site’s author, says:
“This blog is dedicated to the integration between GIS and enterprise level relational databases. I am a Geographer by trade with a strong interest in relational databases. I have been in the GIS field for 10+ years and the database field for 7. The amount of data waiting to be spatially enabled within enterprise databases is extraordinary. I hope to show in this blog working examples of database-GIS interaction. Many examples that I will show are implemented within Oracle 9.2 and ESRI’s SDE 8.3. Hopefully most of the SQL algorithms will transfer to your implementation.”
I couldn’t help wondering, though, if the site gets many visitors, being such a niche blog. I found it; maybe that answers my question.