Monday, August 8, 2011

Nought to PostGIS in 6.3 seconds…almost

In a recent post I decided to investigate some technologies that were new to me, such as leaflet, node.js and express, but in addition to these I had never interacted with PostgreSQL/PostGIS before either, so setting up PostGIS was part of my learning exercise.  Being a noob when it came to PostgreSQL and PostGIS, and fairly inexperienced in linux generally, I was able to find the information I needed to get going, but I thought I would pool it together in one location so others can see what I had to do to get my spatial database and queries working in PostGIS, for any other new comers to PostGIS to learn from as well.