Our mission statement is simple: make PostGIS bigger, better, faster!
- Bigger - more spatial algorithms and functions
- Better - enhance existing functionality to make it easier to use, more powerful, and more robust
- Faster - keep looking for algorithmic optimizations and ways to use the power of Postgres to make spatial processing faster
A lot of this work will involve enhancements to the core GEOS geometry library. Part of the goal is to keep JTS and GEOS aligned, so this should produce a nice boost to JTS as well.
Having been lurking in the background for many years now, I'm stoked to be (finally) able to work directly on PostGIS. And I'm excited to be part of the Crunchy team. They have some of the leading Postgres experts in-house, so I'm expecting that it will be a great learning experience. And their client list promises to expose us to some fascinating large-scale use cases for spatial data processing, which can only be good for the power and robustness of PostGIS.
I'm also looking forward to re-engaging with the geospatial open source community, and learning more about the (even bigger) open source Postgres community. Great things lie ahead!