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PostGIS library adds extra types (geometry, geography, raster and others) to the PostgreSQL database. It also adds functions and indexes that apply to those types.

It does this by:

  • Building a C library that PostgreSQL can load into a postgres backend.
  • Binding the functions and structures in that library to SQL types and functions.


PostGIS library’s main features are:

  • PostgreSQL PostGIS Geometry/Geography/Box Types
  • PostGIS Grand Unified Custom Variables (GUCs)
  • Management Functions
  • Geometry Constructors
  • Geometry Accessors
  • Geometry Editors
  • Geometry Outputs
  • Operators
  • Spatial Relationships and Measurements
  • Raster Support Data types
  • Raster Management
  • Raster Constructors
  • Raster Accessors
  • Raster Band Accessors
  • Raster Pixel Accessors and Setters
  • Raster Editors
  • Raster Band Editors
  • Raster Band Statistics and Analytics
  • Raster Inputs
  • Raster Outputs
  • Raster Processing
  • Raster Operators
  • Raster and Raster Band Spatial Relationships
  • Raster Tips

Technical caracteristics

Software language is:

  • C

PostGIS library is compliant with the following operating systems:

  • Red Hat / Centos / Scientific Linux / Ubuntu / Debian / OpenSUSE and SUSE
  • Windows
  • OSX

What Payload Data & Applications department can bring you?

Payload Data & Applications department is the ideal partner for your image projects:

  • Consulting services around the library:
    • Technical expertise
    • Upstream studies
    • Preliminary analysis
    • Need analysis
    • Functional analysis
    • Prototyping
    • Demonstrators
  • Algorithmic studies
  • Algorithmic development & applications
  • Industrialized computer solution development for production
  • Training services:
    • How to use the PostGIS library
    • How to develop new complex and elaborate algorithmic applications based on the PostGIS library