In my business (weather) we use lots map based (Geo) information. Almost every table has latitude and longitude. Working with this kind of data can be exciting and frustrating. This should give you a quick start into GIS with MySQL.
“A geographic information system (GIS), or geographical information system, is any system that captures, stores, analyzes, manages, and presents data that are linked to location. In the simplest terms, GIS is the merging of cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology. GIS systems are used in cartography, remote sensing, land surveying,[Read more...]