What is PostGIS?

PostGIS is a spatial database extender for PostgreSQL object-relational database. It adds support for geographic objects allowing location queries to be run in SQL.
PostGIS is a tool in the Database Tools category of a tech stack.
PostGIS is an open source tool with 636 GitHub stars and 242 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to PostGIS's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses PostGIS?

Companies
53 companies use PostGIS in their tech stacks, including HotelTonight, Key Location, and Sherpa.

Developers
14 developers use PostGIS.

PostGIS Integrations

Why developers like PostGIS?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use PostGIS
PostGIS Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose PostGIS in their tech stack.

Derrek Long
Derrek Long
Chemistry · | 1 upvotes · 698 views
atHyperTrack
PostGIS

PostGIS provides spatial objects for the PostgreSQL database, allowing storage and query of information about location and mapping. PostGIS

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Sailor's Energy
Sailor's Energy
at Sailor's Energy · | 1 upvotes · 681 views
atSail Tactics
PostGIS

Backend for weather forecast data that Geoserver queries to build updated weather maps PostGIS

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Tim Joseph Dumol
Tim Joseph Dumol
Lead Software Architect at Kalibrr · | 1 upvotes · 679 views
atKalibrr
PostGIS

PostGIS makes it easy (and fast) to do geographic queries, such as nearest-neighbor and bounding box queries. PostGIS

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PostGIS's features

  • Processing and analytic functions for both vector and raster data for splicing, dicing, morphing, reclassifying, and collecting/unioning with the power of SQL
  • raster map algebra for fine-grained raster processing
  • Spatial reprojection SQL callable functions for both vector and raster data
  • Support for importing / exporting ESRI shapefile vector data via both commandline and GUI packaged tools and support for more formats via other 3rd-party Open Source tools

PostGIS Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PostGIS?
MongoDB
MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
MySQL
The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
Elasticsearch
Elasticsearch is a distributed, RESTful search and analytics engine capable of storing data and searching it in near real time. Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats and Logstash are the Elastic Stack (sometimes called the ELK Stack).
PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
Sequel Pro
Sequel Pro is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL databases.
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