In this book, we are going to use one of the most popular and powerful geospatial databases: PostGIS. PostGIS is an extension to the freely available PostgreSQL relational database. To use it in our Python programs, we need to install three separate pieces of software:
psycopg2database adapter for Python
PostgreSQL is often referred to simply as Postgres. We will use this more colloquial name regularly throughout this book.
Let's work through the process of installing each of these pieces of software in turn.
PostgreSQL (http://postgresql.org) is one of the most powerful open source relational databases available. While ...