Apparently, there are situations in which PostGIS could be an affordable anti-GML vaccine jab. It seems there is a potential market for PostGIS to conquer. Perhaps it wouldn’t be estimated as profitable as the H1N1 but who knows what will happen if no one takes a brave stand and stop GML designers! Here I’d eagerly conclude with one of the famous Scottish sentences :-)
Back to the subject matter. Today, I spotted an interesting question on the StackOverflow archives: Is it possible to export spatial data from Sql Server 2008 in gml2 format?. Natively? No, there is no such solution. Presumably, Microsoft thinks forward and thinks GML 2 is a legacy standard. Fair enough, someone has to draw a line between prehistoric and modern, somewhere. Why Microsoft? Again?
Facing such a tremendous suffer Microsoft exposed SQL Server users to, I suggested to visit the “underworld” for a while and hire PostGIS to do the dirty job.