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PostGIS 2.0.0 Released

Posted on April 13, 2012

PostGIS is an extension that adds support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database. The version 2.0.0 is now complete and available for download here :

Download PostGIS

The development process for 2.0 has been very long, but has resulted in a release with a number of exciting new features.

  • Raster data and raster/vector analysis in the database
  • Topological models to handle objects with shared boundaries
  • PostgreSQL typmod integration, for an automagical geometry_columns table
  • 3D and 4D indexing
  • Index-based high performance nearest-neighbour searching
  • Many more vector functions including
  • ST_Split
  • ST_Node
  • ST_MakeValid
  • ST_OffsetCurve
  • ST_ConcaveHull
  • ST_AsX3D
  • ST_GeomFromGeoJSON
  • ST_3DDistance
  • Integration with the PostgreSQL 9.1 extension system
  • Improved commandline shapefile loader/dumper
  • Multi-file import support in the shapefile GUI
  • Multi-table export support in the shapefile GUI
  • A geo-coder optimized for free US Census TIGER (2010) data

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