I installed PostgreSQL 12 using Windows Installer. After the installation, there´s no option to install postgis extension. I tried to add postgis support in a database using CREATING EXTENSION and I got an error message about postgis.control missing file.

How can I proceed to use PostGIS features in PostgreSQL 12?

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    Checking the PostGIS website, I don't see any mention of it working on Postgres 12. If you could use 11 instead, that site should give you all the information and links needed to install it.
    – Dan Getz
    Commented Oct 4, 2019 at 15:01
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    Yes, you´re right. On the other hand, there´s no mention that it doesn´t. :) Commented Oct 4, 2019 at 17:16
  • PostGIS 3 is compatible with Postgres 12 blog.cleverelephant.ca
    – Mapperz
    Commented Oct 4, 2019 at 18:19
  • PostGIS 3 is imminent twitter.com/pwramsey/status/1180160479584378880
    – Mapperz
    Commented Oct 4, 2019 at 18:23
  • Which platform/os do you use? For windows there is a batch script for example. Commented Oct 5, 2019 at 8:58

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I installed it yesterday, you could use the application Stack Builder. Here you have some screenshots.

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There is a new PostGIS release out today (PostGIS 3.0.0rc1) that works with PostgreSQL 9.5-12 and GEOS >= 3.6: http://postgis.net/2019/10/08/postgis-3.0.0rc1/

(Admittedly I have not yet succeeded in adding it to my own PostgreSQL 12 database on Windows 10, which is how I landed here on this thread.)

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