What is PostGIS?
Who uses PostGIS?
Why developers like PostGIS?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose PostGIS in their tech stack.
PostGIS provides spatial objects for the PostgreSQL database, allowing storage and query of information about location and mapping. PostGIS
Backend for weather forecast data that Geoserver queries to build updated weather maps PostGIS
- 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