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PostGIS Essentials by Angel Marquez

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Installing PostGIS

In the previous section of this chapter, we mentioned the Stack Builder; it's an application that allows us to install several additional options or extensions for PostgreSQL. Using this tool, we will install PostGIS in our database server. The following procedure applies even if you have previously installed a version of PostgreSQL higher than 8.X:

  1. First, you have to execute the application Stack Builder tool installed with PostgreSQL.
  2. We will see a dialog box that asks us for permission to execute this app, you have to click on the Yes button.
  3. Now, you can see a window with a combo box in the center, where you have to choose the server that you want to configure. In this case, we only have one installed in our computer; you must ...

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