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What else is needed to use PostGIS?

 
Mike Firkser
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Other than downloading PostGIS, are there any other requirements for using it? I would think you would need a JDBC driver, but are there any server requirements?
 
Katrina Owen
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You'd need PostgreSQL -- other than that, it's up to you what you need to talk to the database.

I'm working in Ruby, and we have some scripts that talk directly to the database (in the case of seeding it with raw data needed for an application). We also talk to the database through an ORM that has a special piece to handle the spatial datatypes and functions.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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