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PostGIS Cookbook by Bborie Park, Stephen Vincent Mather, Thomas J. Kraft, Paolo Corti

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Adding PostGIS layers – gvSIG

gvSIG is a GIS package developed for the Generalitat Valenciana (gv) in Spain. SIG is the Spanish equivalent of GIS. Intended for use all over the world, gvSIG is available in more than a dozen languages.

Installers, documentation, and more details for gvSIG can be found at the following website:

http://www.gvsig.org/web/

To download gvSIG, click on the latest version (gvSIG 2.0, as of this writing). The all-included version is recommended on the gvSIG site. Be careful while selecting the .exe or .bin versions; otherwise, you may download the program in a language that you don't understand.

Getting ready

Before we begin, we have to deal with the incompatibility between PostGIS 2.0 and gvSIG. Older functions that have ...

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