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
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The PostGIS development team is pleased to announce the release of PostGIS 2.2.3 As befits a patch release, the focus is on bugs and breakages.
The PostGIS development team is pleased to announce the release of PostGIS 2.3.0.
This is the first version to utilize the parallel support functionality introduced in PostgreSQL 9.6. As such, if you are using PostgreSQL 9.6, we strongly encourage you to use this version.
Parallel support will make many queries using PostGIS relationship operators and functions faster.
In order to take advantage of parallel query support, make sure to set
max_parallel_workers_per_gather to something greater than 0
as noted in
max_parallel_workers_per_gather PostgreSQL runtime configs
Best served with [PostgreSQL 9.6+] which is due out this week and pgRouting 2.3.0 which also just got released.
Packages from maintainers will be out in the coming days and weeks.
Please give this release candidate a try and report back any issues you encounter. New things since 2.3.0beta1 release
Please report bugs that you find in this release.
Important / Breaking Changes
3466, Casting from box3d to geometry now returns a 3D geometry (Julien Rouhaud of Dalibo)
3604, pgcommon/Makefile.in orders CFLAGS incorrectly leading to wrong liblwgeom.h (Greg Troxel)
3396, ST_EstimatedExtent, now throws WARNING instead of ERROR (Regina Obe)
New Features and Performance Enhancements
Add support for custom TOC in postgis_restore.pl (Christoph Moench-Tegeder)
Numerous new function additions and enhancements: New Functions and Enhancements
3549, Support PgSQL 9.6 parallel query mode, as far as possible (Paul Ramsey, Regina Obe)
3547, Update tiger geocoder to support TIGER 2016 and use http or ftp (Regina Obe)
View all closed tickets for 2.3.0.