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

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How to create a valid global polygon grid in PostGIS?

I want to create a grid spawning the whole globe. The grid is used to measure a density value by counting the number of certain spatial objects in each grid cell. To create the grid, I have created ...
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How to clean such a bad shapefile for routing ?

I am trying to clean a shapefile to make it usable for routing with pgrouting, postgis, postgresql. Here an intersection, it seems to be connected but when we zoom …. It is not: Same here : ...
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What is the Difference between Geometric and Geographic columns? [duplicate]

I am a beginner in GIS and Learning PostGIS. I came across this two terms Geom and Geog, Could anyone explain in brief. What is the best to use with map data and Do all functions support both Geom and ...
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GUI tools for PostgreSQL/PostGIS?

as a cartographer I work with TileMill to visualize geodata. I installed a local PostgreSQL server with PostGIS and osm2pgsql. Everything works fine. Anyhow, I am new to working with servers and the ...
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Creating spatial tables with PostGIS

In the PostGIS documentation it says that there are two steps to creating a spatial table with SQL: Create a normal non-spatial table. Add a spatial column to the table using the OpenGIS ...
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Why doesn't pgRouting return the best path?

Let the next portion of a graph: When I use the function shortest_path between the points A and B, I got the blue path. Why does this happen?
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Postgis - Converting 'geometry_dump' data type to a 'geometry' type

I am working with a dataset of property boundaries that has had ST_Union() run on it, thus all the polygons appear as a multi polygon in one row of a table. I would like to separate these out so I get ...
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Using ArcGIS and QGIS together in multi-user editing environment?

We have a GIS staff of 7, and another group of about 14 who "use GIS" from time to time. We really, really want multi-user editing. Mostly of a large point file, and we're almost never in the same ...
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How do I get the area of a WGS84 polygon in square meters?

The following gives me the area of the polygon in square degrees: SELECT ST_Area(ST_GeomFromText('POLYGON((871325.790874952 6105405.3261047,871418.748307692 6105359.72944624,871346.22022442 ...
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How to catch PostgreSQL/PostGIS errors in GDAL/OGR Python bindings?

Is it possible to catch PostgreSQL output error messages in OGR after a query has failed? For example conn.ExecuteSQL('SELECT * FROM non_existing_table;') In Postgres this returns an error ...
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Bounding box for PostGIS table

Is there an easy way to get the bounding box for an entire table in PostGIS? Thanks
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How to replicate ArcGIS Intersect in PostGIS

I'm trying to replicate this ArcGIS process in PostGIS: http://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2012/11/13/spaghetti_and_meatballs/. This describes how to break buffered points down into polygons based on ...
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Open Source equivalent to Collector for ArcGIS to use with QGIS/PostGIS?

From my reading of the Esri web pages the Collector for ArcGIS is tightly tied to that platform. I would be delighted to learn that I am wrong about this. I have a strong interest in generic mobile ...
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Clarification of Logical Operators in a PostGIS Database

The following query returns this result: select count(*) from a , b where a.geom && b.geom; count ------- 66514 On a postgis 2 database. What does the logical operator AND ...
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Do large vertex counts cause performance issues?

I have a table of several thousand tuples - each tuple has a geometry column. The problem is, these geometries have a large vertex count. The max vertex count is 400, while the average is 200. ...
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Data visualization and maintenance tool

Background Looking to leverage an existing GIS system for exploring organizational data. Architecture The following figure represents a high-level overview of the system's desired features: The ...
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How to load Shapefiles into a remote PostGIS db using command line?

Can we import a Shapefile from a system which doesn't have PostgreSQL installed (client machine) into a system having PostGIS installed? I am getting problem with 'shp2pgsql' and 'psql' since both ...
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When should I use ST_Buffer?

I would like to know what is the sense of using st_buffer operation. In PostGIS reference guide there is only the syntax and a short description of this operation. Could you give some examples to ...
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How do you calculate lat/lons from a PostGIS table which has a projected coordinate system?

I have a PostGIS table in a projected coordinate system (EPSG: 28355 or MGA94 Zone55). In QGIS (with the PostGIS manager plugin) I calculate a coordinate by performing the following SQL "UPDATE ...
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How to findout direction PostGIS

I want to find out the direction from the 2 points from postGIS database. Please see the attached image. I want to find out the direction from the mainPt to any point. But want to get the result as ...
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Adding a GIS feature to existing database entry with QGIS

I've built a database with postgreSQL with tables, which include geometry columns. When I add some data to my non-geometry columns, I can see them in QGIS when I connect to my database using postgis. ...
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How to extract POINT from a [LINE|MULTILINE]STRING

I'd like to create a vectorLayer in QGIS to display all the points that form a LINESTRING or a MULTILINESTRING stored in a PostGIS DB. I think that I need to transform all points of LINESTRING (or ...
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How to fix performance problem in PostGIS ST_Intersects?

I'm a newbie in postgis and I have a problem in query performance. This my query: SELECT DISTINCT ON (userid) userid ,ST_AsText(position), timestamp FROM table1 WHERE ST_Intersects ( ...
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Split edges at intersections in PostGIS

I'm attempting to do a walking distance analysis using OpenStreetMap data (osm2pgrouting) and PostGIS and following underdark's blog posts, however I need to exclude residential and service roads that ...
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Promotion radius in miles around venues using PostGIS

Bear with me as I'm new to PostGIS and GIS in general. I also don't know the domain well enough to create a good title for this post! Here is what I'm trying to accomplish: I have Venues in my ...
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Postgis 2.1 error after update

After a usual update progress - "apt-get upgrade" - I can not connect with qGIS to my PostGIS DB anymore. Error in the qGIS logfile: Your database has no working PostGIS support. Erroneous query: ...
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Configuring Geoserver to use a specific postgis geometry column as the default

I have a PostGIS table with two geometry columns, both multipolygon but one with SRID 4326, the other 3857. When publishing the table in Geoserver, I realize that Geoserver defaults to using the first ...
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Loading raster from PostGIS DB into QGIS: succeeded yesterday, fails now [closed]

I have a PostgreSQL(v.9.2)/Postgis(v.2.0.3) database which includes raster layers (added through raster2pgsql). To open them in QGIS (v.1.8.0-Lisboa), the "Add Postgis layer" menu will not work; ...
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How to speed up Postgis raster layer display in QGIS?

i've been importing some digital orthophoto geotif files into postgis 2.0.1 via raster2pgsql tool (i also made 3 levels of an overview table - pyramid). Then i tried to import the layer into qgis via ...
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Error creating a spatial database. ERROR : could not load library “/usr/pgsql-9.1/lib/rtpostgis-2.0.so”

I am running PostgreSQL 9.1 with Postgis 2.0 on Fedora 15. When trying to install the raster support, psql -d mydb -f rtpostgis.sql -v ON_ERROR_STOP=1 I get the following error ...
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WFS Caching / Back button

I'm using WFS protocol on Vector layer / GeoServer / PostGIS Currently the map is refreshing and calling new requests whenever i do anything like searching or drawing and when i move back to a part ...
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How to export thousands of features from PostGIS to a single GeoJSON file?

I know how to export one feature from a PostGIS database using ogr2ogr: $ogr2ogr -f GeoJSON out.json "PG:host=localhost dbname=xxx user=xxx password=xxx" -sql 'select id, county, wkb_geometry from ...
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Mapnik + OpenStreetMap + Shapefile with Raster Images + Mod Tile + PostGIS

I am new to GIS. I have a Shapefile (.shp, .shx and .pbf). The .pbf file contains path to PNG files located on my machine only. I was able to save the Shp data to PostGis via Shape2Gis tool. Now ...
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How to install PostGIS correctly with OpenGeo Suite 4.0 community edition on Windows 7?

I have installed the OpenGeo Suite community edition, version 3, onto Windows 7 multiple times in the past, with virtually no problems. With the latest version of OpenGeo Suite (4.0.1) (which ...
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How can I move along a line (or path)?

Given a line (street, railroad, river...) I want to simulate a moviment inside this line. Example: See this picture: Say I'm in "Nagqu" and want to move to "Kunlunqial". In a time (t=0) I'm in ...
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convert list of points to line or polygon

I have a list of Points in a PostGIS table. The rows can be grouped by a date something like: myTable id INT date DATE lat NUMBER lng NUMBER geom GEOMETRY(POINT) now I need a table where all ...
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Merging polygons that intersect by more than a specified amount

I am working with a dataset that contains a subset of property boundaries in a local government area, thus my dataset is made up of several thousand properties but not all are touching. Since it is a ...
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PostGIS Error: type “geography” does not exist

I just upgraded my development machine to Windows 7 and am therefore reinstalling PostgreSQL and PostGIS. I used the Postgres Plus installer, as recommended on the Postgres website, and followed this ...
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TileMill Exports Failing

I'm having trouble exporting my map in TileMill (v0.10.1). I'm using OSM Bright with a PostGIS database connection to import OpenStreetMap data. When exporting an SVG or PDF through the user interface ...
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PostGIS Raster: Outputting raster into GDAL supported file?

I have import a raster into my postGIS database via raster2pgsql. My raster tiled to 100x100. Now I'm trying to export (output) the raster to GDAL supported file (for example: PNG). Following the ...
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What's the fastest way to do a bounding box query in PostGIS

I have a Postgres table, with almost 2 million rows, with a long-lat coordinates field in the form POINT(-73.4938 33.2405). Supposing there's a geospatial index on that field, what's the most ...
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How to split polygons with another polygon and inheritage data?

Let's say that we have two tables with polygons representing areas. Table A and Table B. Geometries from table A represents both the valid and invalid areas. And the geometries in table B represents ...
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Exporting shapefile to PostGIS database in QGIS

How do I export a vector shapefile to PostGIS database? I am asking what format I have to export it.
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Compare features in PostGIS with updating attributes

I have two polygonal layers: "existing" and "modified". Attribute table of "existing" and "modified" layers have same column "feature_id" - number of feature. Please help me create query which write ...
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How to merge connected lines with same direction (PostGis)

I am looking for a way to join all lines that are connected, have the same direction, i.e. start point of one is end point of the other, and share some common attributes. In fact, I want to connect ...
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PostGIS, create line from points

I have a PostGIS table with position data of numerous vehicles and want to create lines from these points. Data can be selected by vehicle id and ordered by timestamp but how to create lines from the ...
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Get the lines between all points of a polygon in PostGis : avoid nested loop?

I am trying to get all the lines between the points of a polygon, by writing PostGreSQL functions. I have written the two following functions that do the job fine : the first function to get all the ...
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Connnect to PostGIS db using QGIS - when not on localhost

I"m just getting started with PostgreSQL/PostGIS db (v9.2) and I'm wanting to connect to db while not on the localhost using QGIS. I've been able to connect successfully on localhost, however I'm not ...
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Create CMS system using Cartaro

The main objective for our project is to create a portal website in Drupal. On this website, people must be able to upload their geographical datasets (mostly shape files, but also xml files that ...
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How fill length and feature count in PostGIS table for each polygons

I'am new to PostGIS/PostgreSql. I have a database which containts two shape-files : polygonal layer towns and linear layer of roads To calculate the length and feature count of 'Streets' inside ...