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Schedule - PGConf.EU 2014

PostGIS Latest News

Date: 2014-10-23
Time: 10:30–11:20
Room: Medici III
Level: Beginner

PostGIS 2.x has been around for a while now, and it is now the default version used. This is due to the great amount of improvement, in terms of features, performances and ease of use compared to the previous versions.

This talk presents the latest news of the PostGIS world. Since version 2.0, a lot of work has been done in PostGIS and PostgreSQL, and new features continue to be integrated into these products.

We will present the latest PostGIS features, with a specific focus on 3D data management. it will also be an opportunity to show some relevant tools for 3D data management or visualization, taking advantage of PostGIS 3D features.

Many PostGIS features are based on corresponding PostgreSQL features, and this presentation will also show the latest PostgreSQL features which are significant for PostGIS users. Spatial-aware foreign data wrappers, KNN search and more.

Aside PostGIS, a new extension has seen the light to deal with LIDAR data and more generally large Point data : PointCloud. This talk will also present PointCloud features and its interactions with PostGIS.


Vincent Picavet