|PostGIS in Action, Second Edition
Regina O. Obe and Leo S. Hsu
MEAP Began: January 2013
Softbound print: August 2014 (est.) | 625 pages
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Table of Contents, MEAP Chapters & Resources
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PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO POSTGIS
1 What is a spatial database? - FREE
2 Spatial Types - AVAILABLE
3 Spatial reference system considerations - AVAILABLE
4 Working with real data - AVAILABLE
5 Using PostGIS in a desktop environment - AVAILABLE
6 Geometry and Geography Functions - AVAILABLE
7 Raster Functions - AVAILABLE
8 Geocoding and Reverse Geocoding with TIGER Geocoder - AVAILABLE
9 Relating two or more spatial objects - AVAILABLE
PART 2: PUTTING POSTGIS TO WORK
10 Proximity analysis - AVAILABLE
11 Vector processing - AVAILABLE
12 Raster Processing - AVAILABLE
13 Building and Using Topologies - AVAILABLE
14 Data Modeling
15 Performance Tuning - AVAILABLE
PART 3: USING POSTGIS WITH OTHER TOOLS
16 Enhancing SQL with add-ons - AVAILABLE
17 Using PostGIS in web applications
A: Additional Resources - AVAILABLE
B: Installing, Compiling, and Upgrading - AVAILABLE
C: SQL primer - AVAILABLE
D: PostgreSQL Features - AVAILABLE
PostGIS is an open source spatial database extender for PostgreSQL. It equals or surpasses proprietary alternatives, allowing you to create location-aware queries with just a few lines of SQL code, and provides a back-end for mapping, raster analysis, and routing applications with minimal effort.
PostGIS in Action, Second Edition teaches readers of all levels to write spatial queries that solve real-world problems. It first gives you a background in vector, raster and topology based GIS and then quickly moves into analyzing, viewing, and mapping data. You'll learn how to optimize queries for maximum speed, simplify geometries for greater efficiency, analyze rasters, vectorize rasters, better manage data utilizing topologies, and create custom functions for your own applications. The book covers PostGIS 2.0 and 2.1 series, PostgreSQL 9.1, 9.2, and 9.3 features and shows you how to integrate with other GIS tools.
- An introduction to spatial databases
- Geometry, Geography, Raster and Topology spatial types, functions, and queries
- Applying PostGIS to real-world problems
- Extending PostGIS to web and desktop applications
Familiarity with relational database concepts is helpful but not required.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Regina Obe and Leo Hsu are database consultants. They are co-authors of the O'Reilly book, PostgreSQL: Up and Running. Regina is a member of the PostGIS core development team and the Project Steering Committee. They are hosts of BostonGIS.com and PostgresOnLine.com.
ABOUT THE EARLY ACCESS VERSION
This Early Access version of PostGIS in Action, Second Edition enables you to receive new chapters as they are being written. You can also interact with the authors to ask questions, provide feedback and errata, and help shape the final manuscript on the Author Online forum.
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