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School of Information Technology Department of Computer Science COS 326 – Database Systems Tutorial 3: Geospatial databases Practical Date: 26 August 2011 (Friday) All the installers for these programs are on the CS ftp ( ftp://ftp.cs.up.ac.za ) under Courses/COS326. For additional help it is recommended that you read the following: PostGIS online manual, http://www.postgis.org/documentation/manual-1.5/ . Read section 1, 4, 7 and 8. The Getting Started With PostGIS: An almost Idiot's Guide http://www.bostongis.com/PrinterFriendly.aspx?content_name=postgis_tut01 and http://www.bostongis.com/PrinterFriendly.aspx?content_name=postgis_tut02 . OpenJUMP, http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/jump- pilot/index.php?title=Using_OpenJUMP . Creating a database and loading spatial data 1.1 Create a spatially-enabled database. You can do this on the command line, the SQL shell or the pgAdmin III application. The latter two are available under Start > Programs > PostgreSQL 8.4.
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