Updated or new entry on FreeGIS.org: PostGIS

Updated by: bjoern (2008-05-15 12:47:57)

Homepage:        http://postgis.refractions.net/
Version:         1.3.3

ChangeLog:
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New Version. Previous was 1.3.2. Bug fix release and some minor feature 
enhancements.

* Improvements in the shp2pgsql/pgsql2shp utilities

          o Better windows support
          o DBF-only loading support
          o Support for OS/X 10.5
          o Output for Date types in DBF

* New function ST_SimplifyPreserveTopology( geometry, float8) to simplify 
polygons without creating invalid geometry

* KML support updates 

* SVG support updates


Description:
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PostGIS adds support for geographic objects to
 the PostgreSQL object-relational database.
 In effect, PostGIS "spatially enables" the 
 PostgreSQL server, allowing it to be used as
 a backend for GIS.
         
 <p>
 PostGIS/PostgreSQL includes the following functionality:
         
 <ul>
 <li> Simple Features as defined by the OpenGIS Consortium (OGC)
 <li> Support for Well-Known Text and Well-Known Binary representations
      of GIS objects
 <li> Fast spatial indexing using GiST
 <li> Geospatial analysis functions   
 <li> PostgreSQL JDBC extension objects corresponding to the geometries   
 <li> Support for OGC access functions as defined by the Simple
      Features Specification
 </ul>


Best regards

    Your FreeGIS Core Team.

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