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i am new to postgresql/postgis can anyone explain in steps about how to store the spatial data and retrieve the spatial data and visualise in map in a proper steps.. pls . its very urgent..

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closed as not a real question by iant, Get Spatial, Aragon, djq, Simon Oct 23 '12 at 8:36

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Using Quantun GIS, for example,you can accomplish all of what you asked. QGIS has plugins for uploading shapefiles into PostGIS, and a DB manager plugins for handling the data. And you can, of course, view PostGIS based spatial layers in QGIS. If you choose this route, then after installing QGIS, have a look at the online manual (a work in progress) and yu can post back here with more specific questions.

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