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PostGIS: Geographic Objects for PostgreSQL
Entry ID: POSTGIS


Summary
Abstract: 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.

Related URL
Link: DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE
Description: PostGIS download.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: PostGIS documentation.

ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Use Constraints
PostGIS is opensource and released under the GNU General Public License.


Keywords
GIS
PostgreSQL
Database Management
Oracle Spatial
Simple Features


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA


CHRIS HODGSON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: chodgson at refractions.net
Contact Address:
Refractions Research
Suite 400 - 1207 Douglas Street
City: Victoria
Province or State: British Columbia
Postal Code: V8W 2E7
Country: Canada


PAUL RAMSEY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: pramsey at refractions.net
Contact Address:
Refractions Research
Suite 400 - 1207 Douglas Street
City: Victoria
Province or State: British Columbia
Postal Code: V8W 2E7
Country: Canada


JEFF LOUNSBURY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: jeff at refractions.net
Contact Address:
Refractions Research
Suite 400 - 1207 Douglas Street
City: Victoria
Province or State: British Columbia
Postal Code: V8W 2E7
Country: Canada


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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2004-07-09
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-08-10



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