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Python Geospatial Analysis Essentials by Erik Westra

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Chapter 3. Spatial Databases

In this chapter, we will look at how you can use a database to store, analyze, and manipulate geospatial data. While spatial databases can be quite complex, and the process of optimizing spatial queries can be challenging, they can be used in a straightforward way without too much fuss and are an important part of the geospatial analyst's toolkit.

In this chapter, we will:

  • Learn the important concepts you'll need to know before using a spatial database
  • Install the PostgreSQL relational database system onto your computer
  • Install the PostGIS extension to PostgreSQL to support spatial databases
  • Install the psycopg2 database adapter to allow you to access Postgres from your Python programs
  • Learn how to create a spatial database ...

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