RR 356: Geospatial Programming in Ruby with Daniel Azuma and Tee Parham
- Charles Max Wood
- Eric Berry
- Special Guests: Daniel Azuma and Tee Parham
In this episode of Ruby Rogues, the panel discusses geospatial programming with Daniel Azuma and Tee Parham. Daniel is a developer at Google and has been doing Ruby for about 14 years. Tee is co-founder and CTO of Neighborland, which is built on Ruby on Rails. Before that, he founded, managed and led technical projects for a small startup for about 8 years. They discuss what geospatial programming is, what RGeo Gem is, and other interesting aspects of geospatial programming.
In particular, we dive pretty deep on:
- Daniel and Tee intros
- What is the landscape when it comes to geospatial programming?
- What is geospatial programming?
- Google Maps
- Get ahold of a lot of data
- Wide angle of data available
- Large amount of application available
- RGeo Gem
- What does RGeo do?
- Draw shapes on a map to outline the cities or space
- A lot goes into Geospatial programming
- What drove you to create this project?
- Why Ruby?
- Created out of necessity
- When did this project begin to gain traction?
- Open sourced it so that other people could use it
- When did Tee get involved?
- And much, much more!