In this recipe, we load most of the rasters used in this chapter. These rasters are examples of satellite imagery and model-generated surfaces, two of the most common raster sources.
If you have not done so already, create a directory and copy the chapter's datasets.
> mkdir C:\postgis_cookbook\data\chap05 > cp -r /path/to/book_dataset/chap05 C:\postgis_cookbook\data\chap05
You should also create a new schema for this chapter in the database.
> psql -d postgis_cookbook -c "CREATE SCHEMA chap5"
We will start with the PRISM average monthly minimum-temperature raster dataset for 2012 with coverage for the Continental United States. The raster is provided by the PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State ...