PostGIS 2.0.0 released

The long-awaited full featured PostGIS 2.0.0 is finally out. Coupled with GEOS 3.3.3 (released a few days before) and GDAL-1.9.0, it brings you the best spatial database system in town, complete with raster analysis and topology modeling support.

Complete announcement, with list of changes,  here.

It’s been an great pleasure to work with the rest of the team on getting this release ready for shipping, drawing a line after over two years of hard work on new features. I’m particularly proud of the persistent topology support, which kept me busy for the most part of 2011, and the raster support of which I wrote the foundations two years before.

I’m also happy to see an healthily growing community around PostGIS: we’ve had two successful pledges, a growing list of contributors and more corporate sponsors.

A special thank goes to Vizzuality for investing in a full-time PostGIS hacker. Their PostGIS-in-the-cloud solution ( is likely the first one putting PostGIS 2.0.0 in production.

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2 Responses to “PostGIS 2.0.0 released”

  1. Scott says:

    When PostGIS 2 is enabled for a user, it creates a Topology schema under the users database. Should the database owner be given ownership of the Topology schema?

  2. strk says:

    That schema will contain all the topology functions and the metadata tables for built topologies.
    Giving ownership to the database owner would give her all the privileges required to _use_ the topology (and more).

    I think only EXECUTE on all schema functions and INSERT on topology.topology and topology.layer would be needed for a strict minimum (but hadn’t tried)

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