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I want to create an application platform based on PostGIS data. I read the documentation where I saw the prerequisite to install GEOS, GDAL and Proj4. The main problem is I am using windows platform. Can anybody refer me where I can get a full documentation on it to install PostGIS, GDAL, GEOS, Proj4 on windows with all their library? or is it possible to install all the library on windows?

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Which documentation did you read? – R.K. Nov 14 '12 at 5:24
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You don't have to worry about any of those prerequisites when installing PostGIS on Windows. You just need to install the Postgresql installer for your platform. You can then launch the Application Stack Builder to install PostGIS.

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You can find more detailed installation instructions at the Boston GIS web site.

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I think R.K. answer is all you need, but if helps, I wrote a blog posts about installing and configuring PostGIS Raster on Windows

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you can check out Portable GIS V3 which is newly released. the package contains what you need about GIS.

  • Desktop GIS packages QGIS (with GRASS plugin) version 1.8
  • FWTools (GDAL and OGR toolkit)
  • Apache2 and Php5
  • PostgreSQL (version 9.0)/Postgis (version 1.5)
  • Mapserver 5.6 and 6, OpenLayers.
  • Python 2.7
  • Loader- for loading gml such as Ordnance Survey Mastermap into a PostgreSQL Database
  • Utilities- portable firefox, pdf reader and text editor


i hope it helps you...

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If you like the manual installations, you can follow these steps:

  1. Downloaded the binary files. In my case I used:

  2. Copy all the content from postgis to postgresql in the root folder. At the end you will find the folders: bin, gdal-data, lib, pgAdmin III, share, utils and more files.

  3. Assuming Postgres is already installed, connect to the shell and type:

    create database geodb;

    \connect geodb;


    CREATE EXTENSION postgis_topology;

These 2 extensions are enough for working.

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