Introduction to PostGIS

PostGIS is a spatial database that is more than just a spatial data store. With PostGIS, users, web map servers and other applications can all run off the same database. And beware! Doing spatial analysis in PostGIS can become addictive
  • What course
  • When 11 Oct, 2018 08:30 AM to 12 Oct, 2018 04:30 PM (Africa/Johannesburg / UTC186)
  • Where Stellenbosch
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  • Contact Phone +27 021 880 0990
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PostGIS and PostgreSQL provide a powerful, enterprise ready geospatial relational database management system. With PostGIS you can insert geometries into a database and then perform spatial queries and analysis on that data. We will show you how to import and export data into PostGIS, manipulate that data using SQL queries and of course visualise the resulting datasets with QGIS. Note that the content in this module will be technical in nature but no basic working knowledge of database systems (tables, fields, primary and foreign keys etc.) is assumed, so we are ‘starting from scratch’. We will also look at how PostGIS is used in the context of rolling out an integrated FOSS-based GIS enterprise solution, as well as how it can work in a mixed environment. PostGIS is the cornerstone providing an enterprise platform from which to carry out desktop GIS, in-database analysis and data processing, web mapping and the provision of OGC compliant web services.

This PostGIS course is a good follow-on from a QGIS course and also forms the first two days of our Enterprise GIS course

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