PostGIS is an open-source extension to PostgreSQL® designed to add support for storing, indexing and querying geographic data.

This extension adds several features and functions, such as geometric and geographic processing, geocoding, topologies and raster processing. You can find more information on the official documentation.

PostGIS at Scalingo

PostGIS has some particularities which you should be aware of before getting started.

  • PostGIS requires quite a lot of resources to run properly. We strongly advise to use at least a Starter 512 plan.

Enabling PostGIS

To enable PostGIS:

  1. Provision a new PostgreSQL® database
  2. Enable the postgis extension

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