About this Book

This book isn’t a substitute for the official PostGIS documentation. The official PostGIS documentation does a good job of introducing you to the myriad of functions available in PostGIS and provides examples on how to use each. It won’t tell you how to combine all these functions into a recipe to solve your problems. That is the purpose of our book. Although it doesn’t cover all functions available in PostGIS, this book does cover the more commonly used or interesting ones and gives you the skills you need to combine them to solve classic and more esoteric but interesting problems in spatial analysis and modeling.

While you can use this book as a source of reference, we recommend that you do visit the official PostGIS site ...

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