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 is pleased to provide bug fix release 2.3.6 and 2.4.3 for the 2.3 and 2.4 stable branches.
Key fixes in these releases are Brin upgrade, ST_Transform schema qualification to fix issues with restore, foreign table, and materialized view use, ClusterKMeans and encoded polyline fixes.
View all closed tickets for 2.4.3 and 2.3.6.
After installing the binaries or after running pg_upgrade, make sure to do:
ALTER EXTENSION postgis UPDATE;
— if you use the other extensions packaged with postgis — make sure to upgrade those as well
ALTER EXTENSION postgis_sfcgal UPDATE; ALTER EXTENSION postgis_topology UPDATE; ALTER EXTENSION postgis_tiger_geocoder UPDATE;
If you use legacy.sql or legacy_minimal.sql, make sure to rerun the version packaged with these releases.
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.