I mostly use ArcGIS at work and am digging into QGIS at home and for my business. At work we are phasing out the use of shapefiles and moving towards geodatabases. So I am thinking I should look into this at home and for the business. having very limited knowledge of this, this is what I assume I need to do.
- Install Postgresql on my Ubuntu Server
- Install PostGIS on my Ubuntu Server
- Connect to PostGIS from my Windows Machine that currently has QGIS 2.0 installed.
Once this is done I have to make the connection to the server, then figure out how to turn some of my existing shapefile data into a database.
So here is my question:
Does the above process sound correct and are there any step by step resources for the beginner to set implement this process?
Be gentle I have no formal training in GIS, its all on the fly.