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PostGIS 2.1 Release

August 17th, 2013

PostGIS 2.1 has been released and is available here. This is a minor release which fixes some bugs, contains speed improvements and some additional features.

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PostGIS 2.0.3 Release

March 1st, 2013

PostGIS 2.0.3 has been released, get it here. This is a bug fix release, addressing issues that have been filed since the 2.0.2 release.

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What is PostGIS?

PostGIS adds support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database. In effect, PostGIS "spatially enables" the PostgreSQL server, allowing it to be used as a backend spatial database for geographic information systems (GIS), much like ESRI's SDE or Oracle's Spatial extension. PostGIS follows the OpenGIS "Simple Features Specification for SQL" and has been certified as compliant with the "Types and Functions" profile.

PostGIS development was started by Refractions Research as a project in open source spatial database technology. PostGIS is released under the GNU General Public License. PostGIS continues to be developed by a group of contributors led by a Project Steering Committee and new features continue to be added.


Case Studies

Learn how PostGIS is being used around the world.

MADEIRA GPS

MADEIRA GPS, a company that started in 2005, with a simple project in mind: Deliver PDA-based navigation, with autorouting, for Madeira Island's tourism.

EcoTrust, Oregon

Building on the local and scientific knowledge of the Pacific Rim Bio-Region, Ecotrust is attempting to increase ecological awareness through the use of GIS and spatially enabled technologies.

EU Joint Research Centre

With billion dollar satellites and PostGIS, the EU Joint Research Centre montitors fishing vessels in the North Atlantic and provides real-time reporting and mapping to decision makers and regulators.

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