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PostGIS in Action

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Whether you're canvassing a congressional district, managing a sales region, mapping city bus schedules, or analyzing local cancer rates, thinking spatially opens up limitless possibilities for database users. PostGIS, a freely available open-source spatial database extender, can help you answer questions that you could not answer using a mere relational database. Its fea

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Paperback, 492 pages
Published April 28th 2011 by Manning Publications (first published February 28th 2011)
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Michal Olah
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is an awesome treasure trove of information not just on working with geospatial data, but also on SQL. Even seasoned SQL enthusiasts will find interesting approaches to problems. The book also covers loading data into the database, cleaning it up and presenting it. All that in addition to providing a LOT of examples on how to query the data to have something to present. You will learn a lot about geospatial data - spatial reference systems, geometry, geography, rasters and topologies j ...more
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May 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
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I bought a pre-release draft version of this book through the publisher's "early access" program. It is certainly rough around the edges, but my bigger complaint is with the presentation of the content. There's certainly a lot in this book - but I'm a university computer science major and I had trouble understanding what was going on. Granted, I'm no SQL expert, but this is certainly no "intro" book although it is marketed like it is. I feel like I've been hit with a firehose of information and ...more
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