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PostGIS non functional on Ubuntu 14.04

I am unable to create the PostGIS extension on new databases in Ubuntu 14.04: $ psql pg_testing -c "create extension postgis" ERROR: could not load library ...
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Dissolve polygons in QGIS (GEOS) with tolerance

I have a polygon vector layer representing the area inundated in a flood. The layer has been produced in a such a way that some of the areas are composed of multiple smaller touching polygons (see ...
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How to determine if two points are on the same side of a LineString?

I have two points, A and B, and a line string L. A line string is formed by a sequence of points such that consecutive points are joined by a straight line. This is the same as a LineString in Geos - ...
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Empty geometries in GEOMETRYCOLLECTION

I just noticed some strange behavior in PostGIS, with respect to WKT parsing. A GeometryCollection containing 1 or more empty geometries postgis_test=# SELECT ...