PostGIS in Action Book Review

June 8, 2010
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(This article was first published on dylan's blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

I was recently asked to review a soon to be published book on PostGIS, a spatial extension to the very popular Postgresql relational database. I was very excited about receiving an early copy of this book, as the authors have provided countless tips, fixes, and clever query examples on the PostGIS mailing list over the years. After spending a couple weeks looking through the book, I have to say that I am very impressed with the quality and completeness. Indeed, this is the book that I wish would have been available when I was starting out with PostGIS. The authors do an excellent job of promoting the idea that a relational database and SQL are well suited for spatial data modeling and analysis.

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  1. Rbloggers (R bloggers website) on June 8, 2010 at 12:22 pm

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