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PostGIS Essentials by Angel Marquez

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Chapter 6. Management of Vectorial and Raster Data with PostGIS

In Chapter 3, Inserting GIS Objects, we learned how to work with Shapefiles, generating SQL insertion sentences to create and insert appropriate records in our spatial data tables. Shapefiles are some of the most common and useful vectorial files used across the world, but they aren't the only spatial data format available. There are a lot of popular formats out there, and now we will learn how to deal with them. In this chapter, we will see how to transform a file in almost any spatial format to shp.

It seems that the vectorial data is covered now, but what has happened to the raster data? Could it be stored in the spatial database too? Well, the answer is yes. In this chapter, we ...

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