|Description:||PostgreSQL geographic object support (1.5.1-2)|
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.
Note: This package does not do anything until you add it's schema to your database! If this is the first time you're using PostGIS in a particular database, you must install the schema like so: sudo /sw/bin/pgsql.sh-8.1 start sudo -u postgres /sw/bin/psql-8.1 \ -f /sw/share/doc/postgis81/contrib/postgis-1.5/postgis.sql \ -d <your_spatial_database> If you are upgrading your database from a previous PostGIS version, you need to upgrade the schema like so: sudo /sw/bin/pgsql.sh-8.1 start sudo -u postgres /sw/bin/psql-8.1 \ -f /sw/share/doc/postgis81/contrib/postgis-1.5/postgis_upgrade_XX_to_15.sql \ -d <your_spatial_database>
|Maintainer:||Benjamin Reed <postgisATfinkDOTracoonfinkDOTcom>|
CVS log, Last Changed: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 22:08:30 (UTC)
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