Get to grips with the exciting features and contents of PostGIS using Packt's new book and eBook!

May 2014 | Cookbooks, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of PostGIS Cookbook, which is an easy-to-use guide, full of hands-on recipes for manipulating spatial data in a PostGIS database. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle, and select library formats. The print book is 484 pages long and is competitively priced at $49.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $25.49.

About the authors:
Paolo Corti is based in Rome, Italy. He is an environmental engineer with more than 15 years of experience in the GIS sector. After working with proprietary solutions for some years, he has proudly switched to open source technologies and Python for almost a decade. He is an OSGeo Charter member and writes a blog on open source GIS at http://www.paolocorti.net/.

Stephen Vincent Mather has worked in the geospatial industry for 15 years, having always had a flair for geospatial analyses in general, especially those at the intersection of Geography and Ecology. His work in open-source geospatial databases started five years ago with PostGIS and he immediately began using PostGIS as an analytic tool, attempting a range of innovative and sometimes bleeding-edge techniques (although he admittedly prefers the cutting edge). He is heavily involved in the Cleveland Civic Hacking movement as he works with the public to help them get engaged with geospatial data. In his spare time, he builds guitars really, really slowly.

Thomas J Kraft is currently a Planning Technician at Cleveland Metroparks after beginning as a GIS intern in 2011. He graduated with Honors from Cleveland State University in 2012, majoring in Environmental Science with an emphasis on GIS.

Bborie Park has been breaking (and subsequently fixing) computers for most of his life. His primary interests involve developing end-to-end pipelines for spatial datasets. He is an active contributor to the PostGIS project and is a member of the PostGIS Steering Committee.

PostGIS is a spatial database extender for PostgreSQL object-relational databases. It adds support for geographic objects allowing location queries to be run in SQL. In addition to basic location awareness, PostGIS offers many features rarely found in other competing spatial databases such as Oracle Locator/Spatial and SQL Server.

This book is a deep-dive into the full range of PostGIS topics, with practical applications of the concepts and code. It is a comprehensive guide on PostGIS tools and concepts that are required to manage, manipulate, and analyze spatial data in PostGIS. Even for experienced users, this book serves as a great source of reference by providing new ways of working with PostGIS through the book's easy-to-follow approach.

This comprehensive guide gives all the tools and instructions users need to both manage the spatial database system and make better decisions as the project's requirements evolve.

The following are the chapters in this book:
Chapter 1: Moving Data In and Out of PostGIS
Chapter 2: Structures that Work
Chapter 3: Working with Vector Data – The Basics
Chapter 4: Working with Vector Data – Advanced Recipes
Chapter 5: Working with Raster Data
Chapter 6: Working with pgRouting
Chapter 7: Into the Nth Dimension
Chapter 8: PostGIS Programming
Chapter 9: PostGIS and the Web
Chapter 10: Maintenance, Optimization, and Performance Tuning
Chapter 11: Using Desktop Clients


Packt Publishing has also released and is due to publish other GIS-related books:

Python Geospatial Development
• PostgreSQL for Data Architects

All PostGIS books are published by Packt Enterprise. Packt Enterprise is a publishing division of Packt Publishing designed to serve the information needs of IT professionals in the Enterprise space. Packt Enterprise also publishes on IBM, Microsoft, Citrix, Oracle, Java, Amazon, Google, and SAP technologies.

 

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