The first book about PostGIS, a lightweight, open source tool that adds
geographic support to the popular PostgreSQL database. PostGIS is
used to develop location-based services.
From mobile phone usage to online shopping and every application in
between, location is an incredibly important piece of data. PostGIS is a
high-caliber, open source tool that allows developers to take location
information and make it actionable.
PostGIS in Actionwill help both new and experienced database users
solve location-related problems. For those with experience in more
traditional relational databases, this book provides a background in
vector-based GIS so they can quickly move on to analyzing, viewing,
and mapping data. This tutorial includes discussion and examples of
many real-world uses.
? The only book devoted entirely to PostGIS.F
? Discusses real-world problems, not academic ones.F
? Covers features of PostgreSQL 8.4.