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About PostGIS

PostGIS extends the capabilities of the PostgreSQL relational database by adding support storing, indexing and querying geographic 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 3.4.0

The PostGIS Team is pleased to release PostGIS 3.4.0! This version works with versions PostgreSQL 12-16, GEOS 3.6 or higher, and Proj 6.1+. To take advantage of all features, GEOS 3.12+ is needed. To take advantage of all SFCGAL features, SFCGAL 1.4.1+ is needed.


This release is a major release, it includes bug fixes since PostGIS 3.3.4 and new features.

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