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Updated or new entry on FreeGIS.org: PostGIS
Updated by: bjoern (2008-05-15 12:47:57)
New Version. Previous was 1.3.2. Bug fix release and some minor feature enhancements.
* Improvements in the shp2pgsql/pgsql2shp utilities
o Better windows support
o DBF-only loading support
o Support for OS/X 10.5
o Output for Date types in DBF
* New function ST_SimplifyPreserveTopology( geometry, float8) to simplify polygons without creating invalid geometry
* KML support updates
* SVG support updates
PostGIS adds support for geographic objects to
the PostgreSQL object-relational database.
In effect, PostGIS "spatially enables" the
PostgreSQL server, allowing it to be used as
a backend for GIS.
PostGIS/PostgreSQL includes the following functionality:
<li> Simple Features as defined by the OpenGIS Consortium (OGC)
<li> Support for Well-Known Text and Well-Known Binary representations
of GIS objects
<li> Fast spatial indexing using GiST
<li> Geospatial analysis functions
<li> PostgreSQL JDBC extension objects corresponding to the geometries
<li> Support for OGC access functions as defined by the Simple
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