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Schedule - PGConf.EU 2023

From Map to Reality: Using PostGIS in Warfare

Date: 2023-12-13
Time: 12:10–13:00
Room: Meridian

In this engaging session, we delve into the fascinating intersection of geospatial analysis and modern warfare. We will explore potential use cases where PostgreSQL's geospatial extension, PostGIS, along with techniques like trilateration and pelengation, could have been utilized to gain strategic advantages.

We will start by laying the groundwork with an introduction to PostGIS, including its capabilities and benefits for geospatial analysis. Following this, we will demystify the concepts of trilateration and pelengation, demonstrating how these techniques can be employed to accurately locate enemy devices on the battlefield.

This presentation will encourage you to consider the broader implications of using geospatial technology in battlefields. By demonstrating the power and potential of these tools.

This session is designed for a wide audience: from database enthusiasts curious about PostGIS to military strategists interested in the potential of geospatial technologies. No matter your background, you will leave with a newfound appreciation for the powerful combination of PostGIS and warfare strategy.


Taras Kloba