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

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Help defining custom CRS in QGIS 2.2

I'm trying to use EPSG:4479 in QGIS. 1) If I search for EPSG:4479, it returns a "Imported from GDAL" EPSG:4479, but it does not work. At the console, the following message is displayed: ERROR 6: ...
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Polygon to fill gap

Using postgis I want to fill a gap between other polygons. Can you help with some directions what functions to use ? Thank you and sorry if the question is rather noobish. Image to explain from ...
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How to split line layer at polygons' boundary of a polygon layer?

I have a line layer and a polygon layer in PostgreSQL 9.2, PostGIS 2.0. How can I split every line each time it crosses a polygon's boundary?
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Automatic bulk snapping with FOSS

I'm looking for a tool that would be able to automatically snap features closer than a given distance. Is there such a tool/plugin for QGIS/GRASS/OpenJump? Would it be possible to achieve that with ...
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How to find nearest line from point using PostGIS?

I have a table of Roads in PostGIS which geometry is "geometry(MultiLineString,4326)". Its attribute are gid osm_id name ref type oneway bridge maxspeed geom Now i want to know ...
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Import shapefiles on my postgis table using R

Using R, I would like to import shapefiles that are in a directory on a geometric table i have on postgresql / postgis. What is the instruction that allows me to do it? EDIT: here is my code to ...
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Best choice for building static maps: PostGIS, SpatiaLite or Shapefile?

I usually build static topographic maps, which are mostly printed. I'm often using OSM and rasterfiles (mainly different DEMs). The areas I'm mapping seldom exceeds 20.000 km². I'm using exclusively ...
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Calculating path sinuosity in postgis

Sinuosity is a fairly straightforward concept. How can this be calculated in postgis given a series of linestrings that represent the path?
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How to transform a set of street-segments into city-blocks, with PostGIS2?

Theoretically is possible to obtain the polygons of city blocks (urban blocks) from streets, when streets are represented by street axis (LineStrings). The urban blocks are bounded by streets, so ...
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PostGIS Geometry Query returns “Error: Operation on mixed SRID geometries” only for certain values

I have PostGIS table with two geometry columns, both defined with SRID 4326. I can insert into the table without problem, using the following INSERT statement (where lng and lat are values passed in ...
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How to efficiently find points within an elliptical area?

Using PostGIS 2.0.0 I need to filter the results of a function, which returns many POINTs, to find the ones that lie within an elliptical area defined by two points and a distance (all parameters ...
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Calculate distance between point and linestring and how to represent that on QGIS?

I have loaded my data with osm2pgrouting and I have my network with ways (Linestring) and nodes (Point). The problem is : I have a database of doctors addresses (point) and I should calculate the ...
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How can I draw squares in PostGIS layers at different angles?

I am trying to draw two squares on a 45-degree angle and then merge them using PostGIS to edit. QGIS can draw squares but only on a perpendicular plane (eg, 0, 90, 180), and I need to be able to draw ...
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How can I properly add PostGIS data into MapGuide Maestro?

I am having trouble connecting a PostGIS database to MapGuide Maestro. Actually, I have added the PostGIS data into Maestro, but when I click to validate the layer it shows an error message: ...
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Postgis installation error

I am using fedora machine. I want to install postgis on my system. So this is what I have done Installed Postgresql and supporting packages using YUM. Created directory /sources to put all the ...
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PostGIS doesn't use spatial index with ST_Intersects

I imported the data from openstreetmap using osm2pgsql and copied it another table structure. If I made a query for containing rows using st_intersects, st_contain or someone else, postgis don't use ...
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Using PostGIS functions in ArcGIS Desktop for Layer Definition Query?

I am connecting ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 to Postgis 2.0.3 with PostgreSQL 9.2.4. No SDE. I can load data with no problems and access the data in ArcMap. However I can't seem to use PostGIS functions within ...
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Unreachable vertex

I'm developing an application for academic purposes that mainly gives to the user a recommended itinerary for a previously introduced preferences (Gastronomy, Leisure,etc.). For this purpose, I use ...
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Why does my PostGIS query fail with “current transaction is aborted”

I'm trying to create a vector layer in a QGIS project using a PostGIS query. QGIS is returning the following error: Query failed 1 cursor states lost. SQL: CLOSE qgisf1 Result: 7 (ERROR: ...
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DatabaseError: Coordinate values are out of range [-180 -90, 180 90] for GEOGRAHY type

I am using Django 1.3, PostGIS 2.0 , Postgresql 9.0 and GeoDjango. I had a database with a table for places. This table had latitude and longitude for places in the US. I enabled this database with ...
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Automated correction of parcel geometry based on area measure?

i have a set of parcels in DWG file and i have the areas that should be in these parcels in an excel file, so i have to modify each parcel to match the area specified in the excel file with a moving ...
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Editing PostGIS data in ArcGIS Desktop?

Quick question regarding editing PostGIS data in ArcMap 10.0. Far as I can tell, this can only be accomplished through third-party plugins like GISSquirrel or ST-Links. Does anyone know of an ...
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How to complete the roads output of PostGIS?

I converted the file I exported from OSM to PostGIS using osm2pgsql. I have opened the table's outputs to QGIS and I saw data are not complete compare to OSM editor view. Most of the roads are broken ...
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Searching planet_osm_point by longitude and latitude

I used osm2pgsql to import data into my PostgreSQL database and it put gave me the following 4 tables, planet_osm_point, planet_osm_line, planet_osm_polygon and planet_osm_roads. I have looked at ...
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Routing in MS SQL 2012

I would like to perform routing in MS SQL 2012 similar to pgRouting. In pgRouting, I'd do the following steps to create a routable network: Create a database routing with template template_routing ...
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GeoServer WPS Aggregation Functions Example

The scenario: I want to present a user with names of polygons from a layer in GeoServer. I then display the polygon(s) whose name(s) the user selected. What I've done: I have a search box, which ...
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PostGIS Best Practices with thousands of entries

I'm creating a PostGIS database which will hold thousands of different shapes (imported from Shapefile, GeoJSON, etc), and they'll stay there and be queried over time. Do I need to create a ...
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How to implement a radius search using PostGIS

I am very new to this topic and after a long time of research I didn't find a solution. I want a query that I can use on my PostGIS database performing a radiussearch.. I inserted the Open Street Map ...
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How to choose data type and SRID, for coordinates from different sources, in a medium size zone

I'm developing an application. In the database I need to store coordinates for many places, in the north-east of Italy, but the area could expand in the future. This coordinates will come from some ...
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PostGIS: ST_Clip() raster in SRID:32617 with a polygon

I'm trying to ST_Clip() raster in `SRID:32617' with a polygon. What I did ST_Transform(polygon, 32617): It fails, couldn't project point() exceeded limit (-14) ST_Transform(rast, 4326, ...
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Coordinate values are out of range [-180 -90, 180 90] for GEOGRAPHY type

After import some data from OSM file into Postgre, the coordinates numbers are too big and having trouble to cast to Geography: Coordinate values are out of range [-180 -90, 180 90] for GEOGRAPHY ...
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not able to view imported .tif file in geoserver

I am using geoserver. I have imported a .tif file using postgis, which has been saved in vector type layer in geoserver. Now, whenever, I preview it, the layer gets automatically downloaded as wms ...
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Geocode quality: Nominatim vs. PostGIS Geocoder vs. Geocoder::US 2.0

I occasionally need to geocode >> 500,000 US street addresses (no features or intersections). I'd like to set up a geocoding service locally to handle these bulk geocodes. I've used the Tiger-based ...
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Spatial databases learning resources for newbies

Would be taking up a course on spatial databases next semester. Would anybody know a newbie friendly introductory resource? A vendor neutral one would be preferable. Thanks.
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Optimizing osm2pgsql imports for OSM data

I'm currently building an instance on EC2 on which to import the entire Planet.osm snapshot of the whole Earth's worth of data for some projects we're working on. I've spun up a large Ubuntu x64 ...
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How can I find a point inside a polygon in PostGIS?

How can I find a point that is guaranteed to be within a given polygon in PostGIS? I am aware of the ST_Centroid function. However, the centroid is not always within a polygon, see below: ...
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Comparison of geocoding solutions (such as Gisgraphy & PostGIS 2.0)

As I am sure many of you are aware, PostGIS has finally released Version 2.0 and included within this version they have also built a geocoder (see: http://postgis.net/docs/Extras.html). Although I ...
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How do I get started with GIS Servers on Amazon EC2?

Are there any tutorials, talks or presentations that discuss the use of EC2 or other cloud computing services to host GIS Servers? Has anyone had any experience in doing it with Amazon's EC2? How hard ...
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What is the most common way of displaying geodata from Postgis on Leaflet?

For example, in my database I've some points with geographic coordinates. I want to display them on Leaflet JS layer. Which instruments should I use? Maybe there is some API...
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Identifying topological relationships using PostGIS

I'm trying to perform a basic typology analysis using PostGIS. My objective is to find any polygons that touch other polygons. To do this, I thought the ST_GetFaceEdges would work (reference). I want ...
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Spatially enabled Postgres database

I am trying to create a spatially enabled PostGIS database. I am following the PostGIS documentation, http://postgis.net/docs/manual-1.5/ch02.html#id2648455. In the short version, i executed, ...
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How can I transform polylines into points every n metres in PostGIS?

Question in pretty much the same as this, but I need to use PostGIS. I have a number of polylines, and want to trasform them into points every n metres along these lines. edit: Thanks a lot to ...
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What is the best web editor and server for postgis?

I'm looking for a web editor (similar to openstreetmap) that works with an map Server (postGIS). This should permit edit and create new structures on map. What is the best option? Can you help me? ...
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How to implement Spatial Autocorrelation using QGIS or PostgreSQL (or any free application)?

I am a total newbie on the GIS scene so I hope this is not a stupid question. I have two layers in a PostgreSQL database. The first layer contains points where events happened in Europe. The second ...
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Moving a PostGIS Installation

I have a simple question: I have a postGIS installation running on an old computer that I'd like to move. I spent a bunch of time playing with pg_dump and pg_dumpall without success. It seems the ...
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How to create PostGIS template?

I am following a tutorial to install pgrouting. However, I didn't get the part when it says Start pgAdmin and create a new database based on your PostGIS template Where can I get this postgis ...
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PgRouting - How to clip links when reaching max costs?

I have a polyline shapefile representing a road network and a second shapefile containing points. I would like to use PostGIS (presumably PgRouting) to identify sub-networks or service areas radiating ...
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Nearest Neighbor Grouped Selection in QGIS

OK - so I have an interesting problem I am trying to solve. I have a list containing over 100,000 points in lat/long format which I have imported into qgis. Now, what I am trying to do here is group ...
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Version editing for Postgresql 9.2.4 / postGIS 2

Background: I am "building" a GIS with PostgreSQL 9.2.4 / PostGIS 2 as the database and QGIS 1.8.0 as the geographic application. There will be multiple users accessing, editing and viewing the data ...
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Editing PostGIS/GeoServer data via web?

I've got PostGIS installed and would like to create a web application to do some simple edits: Draw manually (over a Basemap) points, lines and polylines, using snapping points (points, end of ...