Are there any users out there of the WeedMap Pro product? I know a lot of local councils in Australia use this for weed management.
I am involved with a regional weeds committee involving a number of councils. Each council is putting forward their weeds infestation layers to produce a region wide map, however the councils are using WeedMap pro and apparently they cannot extract their data for use outside of WeedMap. This doesn't sound right? You would think there has to be some way of extracting the spatial representations of these infestations!
I have been in contact with the WeedMap people (because we are actually looking at the product ourselves - its quite cool, but this kind of issue annoys me!) and they said the product uses a SQL server 2005 and stores the geometry as text, not a db specific spatial data type. Also that they don't allow direct access to the database due to security.
Is there anyone out there using WeedMap pro that knows a way around this? Even if all I end up with is a list of coordinates for points, and polygon centroids that would be acceptable.