PostGIS in Action, Third Edition
Leo S. Hsu and Regina O. Obe
  • MEAP began August 2019
  • Publication in Spring 2021 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781617296697
  • 600 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white
free previous edition eBook included
An eBook copy of the previous edition of this book is included at no additional cost. It will be automatically added to your Manning Bookshelf within 24 hours of purchase.

A must-read book for novice geographers.

Daniele Andreis
PostGIS in Action, Third Edition teaches readers of all levels to write spatial queries for PostgreSQL. It first gives you a background in vector-, raster-, and topology-based GIS and then quickly moves into analyzing, viewing, and mapping data. This fully updated third edition covers key changes in PostGIS 3.0 and PostgreSQL 12, including parallelization support, partitioned tables, and new JSON functions that help in creating web mapping applications.

About the Technology

Processing location and topology data requires specialized know-how. PostGIS is a free spatial database extender for PostgreSQL that delivers the features and firepower you need to take on nearly any geodata task. With it, you can easily create location-aware queries in just a few lines of SQL code and build the back end for a mapping, raster analysis, or routing application with minimal effort.

About the book

PostGIS in Action, Third Edition teaches you to solve real-world geodata problems. It first gives you a background in vector-, raster-, and topology-based GIS and then quickly moves into analyzing, viewing, and mapping data. You'll learn how to optimize queries for maximum speed, simplify geometries for greater efficiency, and create custom functions for your own applications. You'll also learn how to apply your existing GIS knowledge to PostGIS and integrate with other GIS tools. Fully updated to the latest versions of PostGIS and PostgreSQL, this Third Edition covers new PostGIS features including Foreign Data Wrappers, Database as a Service, parallelization of queries, and new JSON and Vector Tiles functions that help in creating web mapping applications.

What's inside

  • An introduction to spatial databases
  • Geometry, geography, raster, and topology spatial types, functions, and queries
  • Applying PostGIS to real-world problems
  • Extending PostGIS to web and desktop applications
  • Updated for PostGIS 3 and PostgreSQL 12

About the reader

For readers familiar with relational databases and basic SQL. No prior geodata or GIS experience required.

About the authors

Regina Obe and Leo Hsu are database consultants and authors. Regina is a member of the PostGIS core development team and the Project Steering Committee.

placing your order...

Don't refresh or navigate away from the page.
Manning Early Access Program (MEAP) Read chapters as they are written, get the finished eBook as soon as it’s ready, and receive the pBook long before it's in bookstores.
print book $59.99 pBook + eBook + liveBook
includes previous edition eBook
Additional shipping charges may apply
PostGIS in Action, Third Edition (print book) added to cart
continue shopping
go to cart

eBook $47.99 3 formats + liveBook
includes previous edition eBook
PostGIS in Action, Third Edition (eBook) added to cart
continue shopping
go to cart

Prices displayed in rupees will be charged in USD when you check out.
customers also bought
customers also reading

This book

FREE domestic shipping on three or more pBooks

RECENTLY VIEWED