PostGIS is an extension for the PostgreSQL object-relational database that adds support for geographic objects.

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Linking up GPS points taken from rail network

Bit of a newbie here, trying to work out whether any PostGIS functions can help with my task. Apologies in advance if my use of GIS terminology is not up to scratch yet. I have a large database of ...
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Accessing PostGIS raster data using Query Layer in ArcGIS Desktop?

I tried to load raster file (jpg) into post gis using the syntax provided here "C:\Program Files (x86)\PostgreSQL\9.1\bin>raster2pgsql -I -C -e -Y -F -s 102003 -t 300x300 ras_test.tif ras_test1 | psql ...
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Having trouble connecting QGIS with postgres database with postgis extension [closed]

I am working on Ubuntu Precise with postgresql version 9.3 and postgis 2.0. After initially starting my postgres database and eventually getting permission errors that would prevent postgres from ...
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How can I fix QGIS PostGIS Manager error 'shp2pgsql' is not recognized?

I have QGIS 1.8.0 installed via OSGeo Installer and work on win 7. All I need is to upload the shapefile to the database via this plugin. Unfortunately I am receiving an error: Something's wrong: ["'...
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Running Gevel on PostGIS 2.0

I have found Gevel, a tool enabling the visualization of the content of the GiST indices in Postgres. In particular, I am interested to use it to visualize the RTree spatial index in PostGIS. Does it ...
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QGIS: using postgis can I define a layer using sql?

I have a vector layer (call it master) that is stored in postgis and consists of a number of line segments. I also have a collection of sub layers that consist of subsets of the master layer. I can ...
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How to generate pgrouting source and target with OSM?

Is there anyone here can explain me more details for pgrouting's source and target? I'm wondering how to generate with the given lonlat in OSM PostGIS entities. In pgrouting's website, they are ...
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PostGIS/QGIS and granting permissions

I've got a PostGIS databases, with lots of schemas. I can easily create a new user that will allow them to update and delete features. However when I get the user to create a new feature I get the ...
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why preview image is blank for ImageMosaicJDBC (postgis raster) layer?

I follow http://docs.geotools.org/latest/userguide/library/coverage/pgraster.html to publish a ImageMosaicJDBC layer in geoserver. the layer seems published ok and saved, but the preview of this layer ...
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Spatial joining syntax

A standard PostGIS point-in-polygon query might look like this. (example tutorial) SELECT p.*,b.polyname FROM points p, shapes s WHERE ST_Within(p.the_geom,s.the_geom) Imagine this was not a ...
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Problem connecting to localhost PostGIS

When I try to connect to a small localhost PostGIS database using QGIS, I get the error message: FATAL: no pg_hba.conf for host "fe80::4528:3236:418a9e7b%10" user "postgres", database "nyc", SSL off ...
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adding non spatial attributes using geoserver

I am using Openlayers + geoext to perform transaction operations in postgis database using geoserver . i can insert spatial data into postgis but cannot insert other data like road name, road type in ...
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The minimum bounding circle of geometry that crosses the 180th meridian

Background: I've been given a task where I have to calculate the minimum bounding circle of Alaska (for the purpose of running a Roeck test). I'm using the Census' state level geometries available ...
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Looking for boolean intersection of small table with huge table

How can I quickly check to see if a polygon(or whatever) intersects anything in a massive table? I'm trying to find polygons that don't intersect with the North American street network at any point. ...
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ST_ShortestLine gives different results for 4326 and 900913 projections. Which is correct?

I'm trying to get my head around how ST_ShortestLine (and ST_Distance and ST_LineLocatePoint) work with different projections. The result for the shortest line differs depending on which projection I ...
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Redefining the border of a polygon in Postgis

I have a PostGIS algorithm that writes a table with "pixelated" polygons, that I will call "clusters". My idea is to smooth the edges of these clusters using concave hulls (ST_ConcaveHull). To do ...
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Using postgis ST_ClusterWithin() on a table

I am using the postgis ST_ClusterWithin function to cluster my spatial data in a table. I want to get the rows of the table as a result of the query clustering query (maybe the Pk's of each element in ...
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Geoserver : create a rasterized polygon / dynamic fill for polygons with features from database

I decided to post here because I couldn't find any answer to my problems on the internet. So I am using geoserver 2.7-SNAPSHOT, everything is working fine but I need to implement a new function or ...
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osm2pgsql Ways importing very slowly in .pbf, much slower than .osm

I'm currently importing the planet-latest.osm.pbf file I downloaded from ftp://ftp.spline.de/pub/openstreetmap/pbf/planet-latest.osm.pbf some time last week. I'm importing it using the following ...
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How to change table name of command raster2pgsql

I am completely newbie with GIS and PostGIS as well I'm trying to load raster into postgreSQL with raster2pgsql. It runs well. However, the table name of the raster is generated automatically. For ...
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Did I set up Tiger Geocoder incorrectly?

I set up Tiger Geocoder in PostGIS on my local box (PostGIS 2.1.3, PostgreSQL 9.3.5, Tiger 2013 data). The problem I'm running into is that on almost every street most of the points are clustered, ...
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Why can't I open postgis layers in QGIS?

I've set up a table in PostGIS using OSM data (converted using osm2pgsql). I know this database is good, because I'm able to import it and work with it in TileMill, but whenever I try to interact with ...
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Select Duplicate Points PostGIS

I have a table made of merged point datasets in PostGIS. I want to select all of the features where two or more points have identical geom values. At present I just want to select so I can review ...
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Basic MapServer query of PostgreSQL/PostGIS database

I've just installed MapServer on a linux server and I am trying to understand how to display a basic map using a PostGIS database. I have displayed a shapefile in the browser, so I know that the ...
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When would a PostGIS geometry compare using ~= return true when ST_Equals returns false?

I have a couple of featureclasses in a 10.2 geodatabase/PostgreSQL 9.2.2 database and I've been struggling with the FeatureCompare tool--it is telling me geometries are different on some features ...
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PostGIS - certain MultiPolygons cause “BOOM! Could not generate outside point!”

I've just posted this at StackOverflow and someone suggested I try here. Original: http://stackoverflow.com/q/5863859/246265 I'm trying to represent a rectangular area which crosses 180 degrees ...
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SDO_Inside equivalent in PostGIS for 3D objects

I am looking for a solution for querying a point whether it is located inside a 3D object or not. If the point is located on the surface of 3D, I could use ST_3DIntersects or ST_3DIntersection. But, ...
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Creating new PostGIS connection in QGIS?

I am trying to create a new PostGIS connection and I am doing as it follows: The password I inserted is postgres, I don't know what should be inserted there. And when testing the connection, I get ...
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Cannot load postgis layer from sql string in pyqgis

I'm trying to load a layer using the following code in qgis python console: sql = "(select the_geom, ID from mytable)" uri = QgsDataSourceURI() uri.setConnection("localhost","5432","mydb","postgres","...
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Error importing Shapefile to PostGIS using Importer GUI

I'm trying to import a shapefile into a PostGIS database using the graphical importer. I just installed POSTGRESQL, and PostGIS. The GUI looks like this: After testing that my database worked, I ...
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Preprocess OSM streets to see if query points fall “on” them

I am interested in the following query: Given a set of query points ($\leq 10$), how many of them have distance at most $s$ meters to the closest point on the closest street. What's the most ...
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How to calculate the shortest distance for multiple source and targets using PgRouting?

I have a table with points and a road network which includes driveways (where you enter the highway). I want to find the point which is closest to a driveway. So I was thinking I can calculate the ...
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Why is the QGIS 2.2 database tab missing?

I have recently installed QGIS-2.2.0 but the Database tab in the top-menu bar is missing. It looks the main reason is missing libgdal1h library. But when I am installing it, it's removing Postgresql-9....
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PostGIS GML round trip confusion

I've investigated the issue of coordinate order in GML and each time I think I've got it but I find my self confused once again. I think some of my confusion may be to do with PostGIS. Doing a ...
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Finding center point of MULTILINESTRING using PostGIS?

How to find the center point of MULTILINESTRING, which lies on the multiline? I am using SQL in PostGIS
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Coloring multilinestringzm M values in QGIS

I have output from a geophysical technique that produces X,Y,Z and scalar value for millions of points, which have been stitched together appropriately (by networkx if it matters) into ...
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unable to call shp2pgsql using python

I am unable to call shp2pgsql using python as I have to pass various options like (-s -a -i) and I am not getting the required output .. Method I am using is p1 = subprocess.Popen(["cmd", "/C", "...
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From pgRouting shortest_path back to osm node id

I'm successfully performing path finding queries like shortest_path on data imported with osm2pgrouting. The tables I have inside my pgrouting DB are the following: List of relations ...
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QGIS select reversed geometries

I have a road network and a geometry for each road direction. One Geometry from A->B and another Geometry from B->A. This geometries are covering each other. Is there a tool available in QGIS to ...
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Loading raster in postgis and link it with an existing table

Relatively new to PostGIS and I am currently exploring the options to make one of my PostgreSQL Tables spatial. Essentially I want to store a raster object in a table that also contains essential ...
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Is there any VRP solver in Pgrouting 2.0?

after looking at older posts and googling for a while i guess there is not vrp solver (multiple trucks). there was DARP in pgr1.x but i can't see it in 2.x. i found a lot of information on https://...
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PostgreSQL : finding all lines intersecting with a polygon

I am totally new in the world of GIS but as a student surveyor I am working on a project using postgreSQL and PostGIS. I have one database with all the roads of my country (lines), and one database ...
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PostGIS - How do I create a line that directly connects two earth points without travelling over a geodesic?

In PostGIS 2.1.1, I've noticed that if I create two distant earth points with equal altitude and then create a line connecting them, as I gather interpolated Z coordinate data along the line my Z (...
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PostGIS convert geography(Point,4326) to GPS

I got a database with a column of type geography(Point,4326), the data contained looks like 0101000020E610000092E057F66EF73140930035B56CBD4840. How can I convert it to GPS coordinates?
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Databases supporting intersection of multipolygons and a set of points

Currently we use PostGIS to store thousands of MULTIPOLYGONs and we can then use ST_Intersects to return any that rows contain any point in an input collection of points. Are there any other open ...
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PostGIS: How to understand ST_RasterToWorldCoord() right? (PostGIS 2.0)

After putting raster in to postGIS by this Thank @Sorin for helping me out! Now, I want to output raster tile, then view it on QGIS. But the problem is the output of ST_RasterToWorldCoord(raster rast,...
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Can Geoserver return the raster value of a lat/lon point

I have a GeoTIFF published by Geoserver 2.2 and being used by Leaflet via WMS. How can I get Geoserver to return the raster value at a lat/long point? I'm guessing it has to do with using WCS, but ...
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Is the Azimuth on the equator equal to the one not on the equator?

I am trying to fully understand the concept of Azimuth and I am encountering some inconsistencies (or maybe it is my error). I show you some examples that do not match, hoping somebody can explain me ...
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What is wrong with my WFS-T protocol setup?

So I want to transfer some Vector Layer Features from javascript code to my geoserver and then to postGIS, my code looks like this: saveStrategy = new OpenLayers.Strategy.Save(); ...
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Error with TileMill and OpenStreetMap Carto project

I have been trying to load the OpenStreetMap carto project in order to export tiles for use on our in house GIS Server. I have followed all the instructions up to loading the osm xml into postGIS and ...