The 2.1.0 release of PostGIS is now available.
The PostGIS development team is proud to release PostGIS 2.1.0. As befits a minor release, the focus is on speed improvements, more features, and bug fixes.
If you are currently using PostGIS 2.0+, you can go the soft upgrade path:
ALTER EXTENSION postgis UPDATE TO "2.1.0";
If you are running 2.1.0 of beta or an unreleased version (and the above step fails with error “extension postgis has no update path from version x.x.x to version 2.1.0”) , you need to first copy the file in share\extensions\postgis—2.0.3—2.1.0.sql and change the 2.0.3 to the x.x.x noted in the error you are running. Then follow the above upgrade step again.
Users of 1.5 and below will need to go the hard-upgrade path documented in manual:
Best served with a bottle of GEOS 3.4.1 and PostgreSQL 9.3beta2 (planned release September).
This release contains bug fixes completed since 2.1.0rc2 release:
This release contains a ton of speed improvements, function additions , and super sexy new features. It has been over a year in the making.
New functions itemized in http://postgis.net/docs/manual-2.1/PostGIS_Special_Functions_Index.html#NewFunctions_2_1
Important / Breaking Changes
View all closed tickets.
The PostGIS development team has uploaded bug fix releases for the 2.3 and 2.4 stable branches.
The PostGIS development team has uploaded bug fix releases for the 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 stable branches.
If you are upgrading from an existing PostGIS install, make sure after installing PostGIS binaries to do.
ALTER EXTENSION postgis UPDATE;
— if you have additional postgishy extensions below upgrade them too
ALTER EXTENSION postgis_sfcgal UPDATE; ALTER EXTENSION postgis_topology UPDATE; ALTER EXTENSION postgis_tiger_geocoder UPDATE; ALTER EXTENSION pgrouting UPDATE;
In order to have Map Box Vector Tiles support enabled, you’ll need to compile with protobuf support
and pkg-config to verify the correct minimum version of protobuf-c see protobuf
function will not be enabled if PostGIS is compiled with lower than GEOS 3.7.0.
GEOS 3.7.0 is not released yet but is expected sometime next month.