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PostGIS in Action by Leo Hsu, Regina Obe

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Part 3. Using PostGIS with other tools

In part 2 we covered the basics of solving problems with spatial queries and showed you performance tips for getting the most speed out of your spatial queries. PostGIS is a seductive mistress widely courted by both commercial and open source tools. In part 3, we’ll cover some of the more common open source tools that are used to complement and enhance PostGIS.

Chapter 10 covers SQL add-ons, such as the PostgreSQL procedural languages PL/R and PL/Python that are common favorites in GIS for leveraging the wealth of statistical functions and plotting capabilities of R, and the numerous packages for Python. You’ll learn how to write stored functions in these languages and use them in SQL queries. We’ll also ...

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