Hello Spatially Enabled Folk,
I have a question regarding your favourite GIS environment. Over the past few decades, there have been the usual major players, MapInfo, ESRI, Intergraph (Grass?), and we all love and hate aspects of the major players of GIS.
The purpose of my question is to provide some forum (community wiki?) where we can place suggestions that better our working lives. So please be specific.
Please try and be constructive, give descriptions of process, data, expected outcomes and scenarios.
Constructively, What are your primary issues with your GIS package of choice?
The Seed for the Question
Looking at the Hadoop project by Apache and some of the impressive work completed there, which started the thinking cogs. Since GIS is such a computationally intensive profession, how has this technology not being incorporated in our favourite GIS software! There are some fantastic solutions that could enhance a GIS professionals life.
The other purpose is to look at the possibility of taking some of these ideas and potentially incorporate them in FOSS4G projects (QGIS? GeoServer? New Project???), increase usability and functionality and give the big guys a run for their money ;)