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About PostGIS

PostGIS extends the capabilities of the PostgreSQL relational database by adding support for storing, indexing, and querying geospatial data.

PostGIS features include:

  • Spatial Data Storage: Store different types of spatial data such as points, lines, polygons, and multi-geometries, in both 2D and 3D data.
  • Spatial Indexing: Quickly search and retrieve spatial data based on its location.
  • Spatial Functions: A wide range of spatial functions that allow you to filter and analyze spatial data, measuring distances and areas, intersecting geometries, buffering, and more.
  • Geometry Processing: Tools for processing and manipulating geometry data, such as simplification, conversion, and generalization.
  • Raster Data Support: Storage and processing of raster data, such as elevation data and weather data.
  • Geocoding and Reverse Geocoding: Functions for geocoding and reverse geocoding.
  • Integration: Access and work with PostGIS using third party tools such as QGIS, GeoServer, MapServer, ArcGIS, Tableau.

Latest News

PostGIS 3.5.0alpha2

The PostGIS Team is pleased to release PostGIS 3.5.0alpha2! Best Served with PostgreSQL 17 Beta2 and GEOS 3.12.2.

This version requires PostgreSQL 12 - 17, GEOS 3.8 or higher, and Proj 6.1+. To take advantage of all features, GEOS 3.12+ is needed. SFCGAL 1.4-1.5 is needed to enable postgis_sfcgal support. To take advantage of all SFCGAL features, SFCGAL 1.5 is needed.


This release is an alpha of a major release, it includes bug fixes since PostGIS 3.4.2 and new features.

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