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PostGIS 2.1.0
* New Features *
- ST_NearestValue, ST_Neighborhood (Bborie Park / UC Davis)
- ST_Raster2WorldCoord, ST_World2RasterCoord (Bborie Park / UC Davis)
- Tiger Geocoder - Tiger 2011 loader (Regina Obe / Paragon Corporation)
Funded by Hunter Systems Group
* Enhancements *
* Fixes *
- #1839, handling of subdatasets in GeoTIFF in raster2pgsql.
- #1840, fix logic of when to compute # of tiles in raster2pgsql.
PostGIS 2.0.0
* Important / Breaking Changes *
- Upgrading to PostGIS 2.0 REQUIRES a dump and restore. See the
"Hard Upgrade" section of the documentation.
- Functions deprecated during the 1.X series (mostly non-ST variants)
have been removed. Update your application to the new signatures.
If you cannot update your application, see the legacy.sql file
to enable the old signatures.
- GEOMETRY_COLUMNS is now a view, not a table. Code that manually
updates the table must be changed to either use the management
functions (eg AddGeometryColumn) or the new geometry typmod options
(eg CREATE TABLE t (g GEOMETRY(Polgyon, 4326)))
- ST_AsBinary and ST_AsText now return 3D/4D results in ISO SQL/MM
format when called on 3D/4D features.
- The "unknonwn SRID" is now 0, not -1.
(eg ST_SRID(ST_GeomFromText('POINT(0 0)')) returns 0)
- ST_NumGeometries returns 1 for singletons. ST_GeometryN returns the
the geometry for singletons.
- probe_geometry_columns(), rename_geometry_table_constraints(),
fix_geometry_columns(), have been removed since GEOMETRY_COLUMNS
is now a view.
- 3D analysis functions are now named with "3D" as a prefix
instead of a suffix (eg ST_Length3D has become ST_3DLength)
* New Features *
- KNN Gist index based centroid (<->) and box (<#>) distance
operators (Paul Ramsey / funded by Vizzuality)
- PostgreSQL 9.1+ "extension" support (Regina Obe)
- Typmod support for geometry (Paul Ramsey)
- Support for TIN and PolyHedralSurface (Olivier Courtin / Oslandia)
- Raster support integrated and documented
(Pierre Racine, Jorge Arévalo, Mateusz Loskot, Sandro Santilli,
Regina Obe, David Zwarg)
(Company developer and funding: University Laval, Deimos Space, CadCorp,
Michigan Tech Research Institute, Paragon Corporation, Azavea)
- N-Dimensional spatial indexes (Paul Ramsey / OpenGeo)
- Topology support improved, documented, testing, bug fixes
(Sandro Santilli / Faunalia for RT-SIGTA, Regina Obe, Andrea Peri,
Jose Carlos Martinez Llari)
- 3D relationship support functions (Nicklas Avèn)
ST_3DDistance, ST_3DClosestPoint, ST_3DIntersects,
- ST_Split (Sandro Santilli / Faunalia for RT-SIGTA)
- ST_Node (Sandro Santilli)
- ST_isValidDetail (Sandro Santilli / Faunalia for RT-SIGTA)
- ST_MakeValid (Sandro Santilli / Faunalia for RT-SIGTA)
- ST_RemoveRepeatedPoints (Sandro Santilli / Faunalia for RT-SIGTA)
- ST_GeometryN and ST_NumGeometries support for non-collections
(Sandro Santilli)
- ST_IsCollection (Sandro Santilli, Maxime van Noppen)
- ST_SharedPaths (Sandro Santilli / Faunalia for RT-SIGTA)
- ST_Snap (Sandro Santilli)
- ST_RelateMatch (Sandro Santilli / Faunalia for RT-SIGTA)
- ST_ConcaveHull (Regina Obe and Leo Hsu / Paragon Corporation)
- ST_UnaryUnion (Sandro Santilli)
- ST_Relate with boundary node rule (Sandro Santilli / Faunalia for RT-SIGTA)
- ST_AsX3D (Regina Obe / Arrival 3D)
- ST_OffsetCurve (Sandro Santilli, Rafal Magda)
- ST_GeomFromGeoJSON (Kashif Rasul, Paul Ramsey / Vizzuality)
- ST_AsBinary byte endian support for geography
* Enhancements *
- Made loader tolerant of truncated multibyte values found
in some free worldwide shapefiles (Sandro Santilli)
- Lots of bug fixes and enhancements to shp2pgsql
Beefing up regression tests for loaders
Reproject support for both geometry and geography during import
(Jeff Adams / Azavea, Mark Cave-Ayland)
- pgsql2shp conversion from predefined list
(Loic Dachary / Mark Cave-Ayland)
- Shp-pgsql GUI - support loading multiple files. (Mark Leslie)
- Shp-pgsql GUI - support exporting multiple tablee. (Mark Cave-Ayland)
- Extras - upgraded tiger_geocoder from using old TIGER format
to use new TIGER shp and file structure format (Stephen Frost)
- Enhancements and documentation of TIGER geocoder
(Regina Obe, Leo Hsu / Paragon Corporation /
funding provided by Hunter Systems Group)
- Documentation proofreading and corrections. (Kasif Rasul)
* All Fixes and Enhancements *
* Acknowledgements *
We are most indebted to the numerous members in the PostGIS community
who were brave enough to TEST out the new features in this release.
No major release can be successful without lots of testing.
Below is an incomplete list of some of the many folks who helped
us get to this release.
- Andrea Peri - Lots of testing on topology, checking for correctness
- Andreas Forø Tollefsen - raster testing
- Chris English - topology stress testing loader functions
- Salvatore Larosa - Lots of topology testing
- Brian Hamlin - Benchmarking, general testing all components
- Mike Pease - Tiger geocoder testing, very detailed reports of issues
- Tom van Tilburg - raster testing
PostGIS 1.5.3
- This is a bug fix release, addressing issues that have been
filed since the 1.5.2 release.
- Bug Fixes
- #1056, produce correct bboxes for arc geometries, fixes index errors
(Paul Ramsey)
- #1007, ST_IsValid crash - fix requires GEOS 3.3.0+ or 3.2.3+
(Sandro Santilli, reported by Birgit Laggner)
- #940, support for PostgreSQL 9.1 beta 1
(Regina Obe, Paul Ramsey, patch submitted by stl)
- #845, ST_Intersects precision error (Sandro Santilli, Nicklas Avén)
Reported by cdestigter
- #884, Unstable results with ST_Within, ST_Intersects (Chris Hodgson)
- #779, shp2pgsql -S option seems to fail on points (Jeff Adams)
- #666, ST_DumpPoints is not null safe (Regina Obe)
- #631, Update NZ projections for grid transformation support (jpalmer)
- #630, Peculiar Null treatment in arrays in ST_Collect (Chris Hodgson)
Reported by David Bitner
- #624, Memory leak in ST_GeogFromText (ryang, Paul Ramsey)
- #609, Bad source code in manual section 5.2 Java Clients
(simoc, Regina Obe)
- #604, shp2pgsql usage touchups (Mike Toews, Paul Ramsey)
- #573 ST_Union fails on a group of linestrings
Not a PostGIS bug, fixed in GEOS 3.3.0
- #457 ST_CollectionExtract returns non-requested type
(Nicklas Avén, Paul Ramsey)
- #441 ST_AsGeoJson Bbox on GeometryCollection error (Olivier Courtin)
- #411 Ability to backup invalid geometries (Sando Santilli)
Reported by Regione Toscana
- #409 ST_AsSVG - degraded (Olivier Courtin)
Reported by Sdikiy
- #373 Documentation syntax error in hard upgrade (Paul Ramsey)
Reported by psvensso
PostGIS 1.5.2
- This is a bug fix release, addressing issues that have been
filed since the 1.5.1 release.
- Bug Fixes
- Loader: fix handling of empty (0-verticed) geometries in shapefiles.
(Sandro Santilli)
- #536, Geography ST_Intersects, ST_Covers, ST_CoveredBy and
Geometry ST_Equals not using spatial index (Regina Obe, Nicklas Avén)
- #573, Improvement to ST_Contains geography
- Loader: Add support for command-q shutdown in Mac GTK build (Paul Ramsey)
- #393, Loader: Add temporary patch for large DBF files
(Maxime Guillaud, Paul Ramsey)
- #507, Fix wrong OGC URN in GeoJSON and GML output (Olivier Courtin)
- spatial_ref_sys.sql Add datum conversion for projection SRID 3021
(Paul Ramsey)
- Geography - remove crash for case when all geographies are out of
the estimate (Paul Ramsey)
- #469, Fix for array_aggregation error (Greg Stark, Paul Ramsey)
- #532, Temporary geography tables showing up in other user sessions
(Paul Ramsey)
- #562, ST_Dwithin errors for large geographies (Paul Ramsey)
- #513, shape loading GUI tries to make spatial index when loading DBF only
mode (Paul Ramsey)
- #527, shape loading GUI should always append log messages
(Mark Cave-Ayland)
- #504 shp2pgsql should rename xmin/xmax fields (Sandro Santilli)
- #458 postgis_comments being installed in contrib instead of
version folder (Mark Cave-Ayland)
- #474 Analyzing a table with geography column crashes server
(Paul Ramsey)
- #581 LWGEOM-expand produces inconsistent results
(Mark Cave-Ayland)
- #471 DocBook dtd errors (Olivier Courtin)
- Fix further build issues against PostgreSQL 9.0
(Mark Cave-Ayland)
- #572 Password whitespace for Shape File to PostGIS
Import not supported (Mark Cave-Ayland)
- #603: shp2pgsql: "-w" produces invalid WKT for MULTI* objects.
(Mark Cave-Ayland)
- Enhancement
- #513 Add dbf filter to shp2pgsql-gui and allow uploading dbf only
(Paul Ramsey)
PostGIS 1.5.1
- This is a bug fix release, addressing issues that have been
filed since the 1.5.0 release.
- Bug Fixes
- #410, update embedded bbox when applying ST_SetPoint, ST_AddPoint
ST_RemovePoint to a linestring
(Paul Ramsey)
- #411, allow dumping tables with invalid geometries
(Sandro Santilli, for Regione Toscana-SIGTA)
- #414, include geography_columns view when running upgrade scripts
(Paul Ramsey)
- #419, allow support for multilinestring in ST_Line_Substring
(Paul Ramsey, for Lidwala Consulting Engineers)
- #421, fix computed string length in ST_AsGML()
(Olivier Courtin)
- #441, fix GML generation with heterogeneous collections
(Olivier Courtin)
- #443, incorrect coordinate reversal in GML 3 generation
(Olivier Courtin)
- #450, #451, wrong area calculation for geography features that
cross the date line
(Paul Ramsey)
- Ensure support for upcoming 9.0 PgSQL release
(Paul Ramsey)
PostGIS 1.5.0
* Important Changes *
- =~ operator now indicates bounding box equality, not feature equality
- GEOS 3.1 is now the minimum accepted version of GEOS
- GEOS 3.2 is needed if you want to use enhanced buffering features
and ST_HausdorffDistance
- GEOS, LibXML2, and Proj4 are now mandatory dependencies
* New Features *
- Added Hausdorff distance calculations (#209) (Vincent Picavet)
- Added parameters argument to ST_Buffer operation to support one-sided
buffering and other buffering styles (Sandro Santilli)
- Performance improvements to ST_Distance (Nicklas Avén)
- Addition of other Distance related visualization and analysis
functions (Nicklas Avén)
- ST_ClosestPoint
- ST_DFullyWithin
- ST_LongestLine
- ST_MaxDistance
- ST_ShortestLine
- KML, GML input via ST_GeomFromGML and ST_GeomFromKML (Olivier Courtin)
- Extract homogeneous collection with ST_CollectionExtract (Paul Ramsey)
- Add measure values to existing linestring with ST_AddMeasure (Paul Ramsey)
- History table implementation in utils (George Silva)
- Win32 support and improvement of core shp2pgsql-gui (Mark Cave-Ayland)
- In place 'make check' support (Paul Ramsey)
- Geography type and supporting functions
- Spherical algorithms from Dave Skea
- Object/index implementation from Paul Ramsey
- Selectivitiy implementation from Mark Cave-Ayland
- Serializations (KML, GML, JSON) from Olivier Courtin
- ST_Area, ST_Distance, ST_DWithin, ST_GeogFromText, ST_GeogFromWKB,
ST_Intersects, ST_Covers, ST_Buffer
- Documentation updates and improvements (Regina Obe, Kevin Neufeld)
- Testing and quality control (Regina Obe)
- PostGIS 1.5 support PostgreSQL 8.5 trunk (Guillaume Lelarge)
- Many many other changes:
PostGIS 1.4.1
- This is a bug fix release, addressing issues that have been
filed since the 1.4.0 release.
- Bug Fixes
- #241, crash in ST_LineCrossingDirection
- #210, segmentation faults in ST_Union with NULLs
- #277, crash on very large numeric inputs
- #179, ST_MakeLine crash server with NULLs
- #253, inconsistent results when using the ~= operator
- #276, ST_AsGML producing non-compliant GML
- #239, memory issues with ST_As* functions
- #272, ST_LineCrossingDirection should be negatively symmetric
- #316, parsing problem for invalid higher dimensional geometries
PostGIS 1.4.0
- API Stability
- As of the 1.4 release series, the public API of PostGIS will not
change during minor releases.
- Compatibility
- The versions below are the *minimum* requirements for PostGIS 1.4
- PostgreSQL 8.2 and higher on all platforms
- GEOS 3.0 and higher only
- PROJ4 4.5 and higher only
- New Features
- ST_Union() uses high-speed cascaded union when compiled against
GEOS 3.1+ (Paul Ramsey)
- ST_ContainsProperly() requires GEOS 3.1+
- ST_Intersects(), ST_Contains(), ST_Within() use high-speed cached
prepared geometry against GEOS 3.1+ (Paul Ramsey / funded by Zonar Systems)
- Vastly improved documentation and reference manual
(Regina Obe & Kevin Neufeld)
- Figures and diagram examples in the reference manual (Kevin Neufeld)
- ST_IsValidReason() returns readable explanations for validity
failures (Paul Ramsey)
- ST_GeoHash() returns a signature for geometries
(Paul Ramsey)
- GTK+ multi-platform GUI for shape file loading (Paul Ramsey)
- ST_LineCrossingDirection() returns crossing directions (Paul Ramsey)
- ST_LocateBetweenElevations() returns sub-string based on Z-ordinate.
(Paul Ramsey)
- Geometry parser returns explicit error message about location of
syntax errors (Mark Cave-Ayland)
- ST_AsGeoJSON() return JSON formatted geometry (Olivier Courtin)
- Populate_Geometry_Columns() -- automatically add records to
geometry_columns for TABLES and VIEWS (Kevin Neufeld)
-- ST_MinimumBoundingCircle() -- returns the smallest circle
polygon that can encompass a geometry (Bruce Rindahl)
- Enhancements
- Core geometry system moved into independent library, liblwgeom.
(Mark Cave-Ayland)
- New build system uses PostgreSQL "pgxs" build bootstrapper.
(Mark Cave-Ayland)
- Debugging framework formalized and simplified. (Mark Cave-Ayland)
- All build-time #defines generated at configure time and placed in
headers for easier cross-platform support (Mark Cave-Ayland)
- Logging framework formalized and simplified (Mark Cave-Ayland)
- Expanded and more stable support for CIRCULARSTRING,
COMPOUNDCURVE and CURVEPOLYGON, better parsing, wider support
in functions (Mark Leslie & Mark Cave-Ayland)
- Improved support for OpenSolaris builds (Paul Ramsey)
- Improved support for MSVC builds (Mateusz Loskot)
- Updated KML support (Olivier Courtin)
- Unit testing framework for liblwgeom (Paul Ramsey)
- New testing framework to comprehensively exercise every PostGIS
function (Regine Obe)
- Performance improvements to all geometry aggregate functions
(Paul Ramsey)
- Support for the upcoming PostgreSQL 8.4 (Mark Cave-Ayland, Talha Bin
- Shp2pgsql and pgsql2shp re-worked to depend on the common
parsing/unparsing code in liblwgeom (Mark Cave-Ayland)
- Use of PDF DbLatex to build PDF docs and preliminary instructions for build (Jean David Techer)
- Automated User documentation build (PDF and HTML) and Developer Doxygen Documentation (Kevin Neufeld)
- Automated build of document images using ImageMagick from WKT geometry text files (Kevin Neufeld)
- More attractive CSS for HTML documentation (Dane Springmeyer)
- Bug fixes
PostGIS 1.3.6
- Enhancement - PostgreSQL 8.4 compile support (Talha Rizwan, Mark Cave-Ayland)
- Fix Big fixes for CURVE handling in many functions
(Mark Cave-Ayland, Mark Leslie)
- Enhancement Trac#34 - pgsql2shp now creates .prj files where applicable (Regina Obe)
- Fix Trac#88 - Windows Vista pgsql2shp memory bug (Regina Obe)
- Fix Trac#146 - for distance calculation on collections (Nicklas Avén, Paul Ramsey)
- Fix Trac#116 - crashers for rare EWKB cases (Paul Ramsey)
- Fix to address an SRID of -1 in probe_geometry_columns (Kevin Neufeld)
- Fix Trac#99 shp2pgsql logical error when importing DBF-only (Regina Obe)
- Fix Trac#105 pgsql2shp dbase file creation (EOF marker issue) (Paul Ramsey)
- Fix updated AddGeometryColumn to throw an error if then specified schema does not exist,
rather than throwing a notice and then an error. (Kevin Neufeld)
- Fix - Documentation corrections for better handling with PDF DbLatex (Kevin Neufeld)
PostGIS 1.3.5
- A quick bug fix release, to remove crashes in cases of
collecting LINESTRING (ST_Force_Collection(), ST_Multi())
that had a large affect on Mapserver with LINE layers.
- Enhancements and Bug Fixes
- GBT#21: improve LRS fix to apply to more platforms
- GBT#72: fix st_estimated_extent for better schema sensitivity
- GBT#80: segfault on st_multi in MULTILINESTRING repaired
- GBT#83: segfault on collecting LINESTRING repaired
PostGIS 1.3.4
- New Features
- Add new ST_AsGeoJSON() function to allow conversion of
geometries to GeoJSON format within the database. (Olivier Courtin)
- Add forthcoming PostgreSQL 8.4 support
(Paul Ramsey, Mark Cave-Ayland)
- Improved CSS for PostGIS documentation (Dane Springmeyer)
- Inclusion of new "postgis_comments.sql" file to enable detailed
function comments to be installed for PostGIS functions. This
attaches a description and associated parameter information
to each function so that this information is available directly
within psql/pgAdmin (Regina Obe)
- Enhancements and Bug Fixes
- General documentation improvements (Regina Obe, Kevin Neufield)
- Improve PiP code by removing substantial memory leaks and adding
multi-polygon support (Paul Ramsey)
- Improve GiST consistent performance (Paul Ramsey)
- GBT#20: Improved algorithm for ST_DWithin (Paul Ramsey)
- GBT#21: locate_along_measure: wrong values, invalid data
(Mark Cave-Ayland)
- GBT#23: wrong proj4text in spatial_ref_sys for SRID 31300 and 31370
(Paul Ramsey)
- GBT#43: Heap over-read in compute_geometry_stats() (Landon Fuller)
- GBT#44: ST_Relate(geom,geom,pattern) is case sensitive (Paul Ramsey)
- GBT#45: bug in - not passing options to createdb
(Paul Ramsey)
- GBT#58: bounding box of circular string is incorrect (Mark Leslie)
- GBT#65: ST_AsGML kills the backend when fed a CIRCULAR STRING
(Mark Cave-Ayland)
- GBT#66: ST_Dump kills backend when fed CIRCULAR STRING
(Mark Cave-Ayland)
- GBT#68: ST_Shift_Longitude doesn't work with MULTIPOINT
(Mark Cave-Ayland)
- GBT#69: ST_Translate crashes when fed circular string
(Mark Cave-Ayland)
- GBT#70: ST_NPoints Crashes with Curves (Mark Cave-Ayland)
PostGIS 1.3.3
- shp2pgsql, pgsql2shp improvements
- regression tests on Windows
- OS/X 10.5 compatibility
- DBF-only loading flag (-n)
- fix to Date DBF output
- ST_SimplifyPreserveTopology(geometry, float8)
Allows simplification of polygons without creating
invalid geometries.
- Fix to |>> and <<| operators
- Build system more sensitive to GEOS version number
- KML support updates (from Eduin Carrillo)
- SVG support updates (from Marco Hugentobler)
PostGIS 1.3.2
- Improvements in the TIGER geocoder
- Fix to ST_EndPoint() crasher bug
- Modified ST_AsGML() improving v2 and adding v3 support
- Fix to ensure ST_Envelope() returns valid geometries
- Change JDBC build to use Ant
- Fix for better OS/X support
- Fix to WKB parser to do simple validity checks
PostGIS 1.3.1
- Fixed documentation bugs and release number errors
in previous cut
PostGIS 1.3.0
- Began migration of functions to the SQL-MM-centric naming convension
using the spatial type (SP) prefix
- Performance enhancements:
- Created cached and indexed point-in-polygon short-circuits
for the functions ST_Contains, ST_Intersects, ST_Within
- Added inline index support for relational functions
(except disjoint)
- Added ST_Covers, ST_CoveredBy and ST_DWithin relational functions
- Extended curved geometry support to geometry accessor functions and
some geometry processing functions
- JDBC: Added Hibernate Dialect from Norman Barker
- Enhanced regression tests for curved geometries and kml functions
PostGIS 1.2.1
- Fix point-in-polygon shortcut bug in Within()
- Fix PgSQL 8.2 null handling for indexes
- Update RPM spec files
- Add AsKML() function
- Add short-circuit for transform() in no-op case
- JDBC: - Fixed JTS handling for multi-dimensional geometries
(thanks to Thomas Marti for hint and partial patch)
- Additionally, now JavaDoc is compiled and packaged
- Fixed classpath problems with GCJ
- Fixed pgjdbc 8.2 compatibility, losing support for
jdk 1.3 and older.
PostGIS 1.2.0
- Added curved geometry type support for serialization/deserialization.
- Added point-in-polygon shortcircuit to Contains and Within functions.
- JDBC: Added awt.shape implementation for JTS geometries
- EJB3: Fixed NullPointer bug, thanks to Norman Barker
PostGIS 1.1.6
- fixed CAPI change that broke 64-bit platforms
- use Z ordinate in reprojections
- spatial_ref_sys.sql updated to EPSG 6.11.1
- Simplified Version.config infrastructure to use a single
pack of version variables for everything.
- Include the Version.config in loader/dumper USAGE messages
- Replace hand-made, fragile JDBC version parser with Properties
- Fixed setSRID() bug in JDBC, thanks to Thomas Marti
- loader/dumper: fixed regression tests and usage output
PostGIS 1.1.5
- Java:
- Removed obsolete synchronization from Jts code.
- fixed nullpointer Exception in Geometry.equals() method
- Added EJB3Spatial.odt to fulfill the GPL requirement of
distributing the "preferred form of modification"
- Added -S option for non-multi geometries to shp2pgsql
- Updated heavily outdated README files for shp2pgsql/pgsql2shp by
merging them with the manpages.
- Fixed MingW link error that was causing pgsql2shp to
segfault on Win32 when compiled for PostgreSQL 8.2
PostGIS 1.1.4
- Fixed support for PostgreSQL 8.2
- Fixed bug in collect() function discarding SRID of
- Added SRID match check in MakeBox2d and MakeBox3d
- Fixed regress tests to pass with GEOS-3.0.0
- Improved pgsql2shp run concurrency.
- Java:
- reworked JTS support to reflect new upstream
JTS developers' attitude to SRID handling.
Simplifies code and drops build depend on GNU trove.
- Added EJB2 support generously donated by the
"Geodetix s.r.l. Company"
- Added EJB3 tutorial / examples donated by
Norman Barker <>
- Reorganized java directory layout a little.
PostGIS 1.1.3
- NEW Long Transactions support.
- Can run the regress tests with 'make check' now.
- New regress test support for loader/dumper.
- BUGFIX in pgsql2shp successful return code.
- BUGFIX in shp2pgsql handling of MultiLine WKT.
- BUGFIX in affine() failing to update bounding box.
- WKT parser: forbidden construction of multigeometries with
EMPTY elements (still supported for GEOMETRYCOLLECTION).
- Added --with-proj-libdir and --with-geos-libdir configure
- Improved regression tests: MultiPoint and scientific ordinates
- Fixed some minor bugs in jdbc code
- Added proper accessor functions for all fields in preparation of
making those fields private later
- Support for build Tru64 build.
- Use Jade for generating documentation.
- NEW DumpRings() function.
- BUGFIX in distance(poly,poly) giving wrong results.
- NEW AsHEXEWKB(geom, XDR|NDR) function.
- Don't link pgsql2shp to more libs then required.
- Initial support for PostgreSQL 8.2.
PostGIS 1.1.2
- Regress tests can now be run *before* postgis intallation
- BUGFIX in SnapToGrid() computation of output bounding box
- More portable ./configure script
- Changed ./run_test script to have more sane default behaviour
- Fixed support for 64bit archs
- jdbc2 SRID handling fixes in JTS code
- New affine() matrix transformation functions
- New rotate{,X,Y,Z}() function
- Old translating and scaling functions now use affine() internally
- BUGFIX in EnforceRHR()
- Embedded access control in estimated_extent() for builds against
pgsql >= 8.0.0
PostGIS 1.1.1
- Source code cleanups
- Solaris 2.7 and MingW support improvements
- added NumInteriorRing() alias due to OpenGIS ambiguity
- BUGFIX in geometrycollection handling of GEOS-CAPI connector
- BUGFIX in line_locate_point()
- Fixed handling of postgresql paths
- Fixed a premature exit in
- BUGFIX in line_substring()
- New Z and M interpolation in line_substring()
- New Z and M interpolation in line_interpolate_point()
- Added support for localized cluster in regress tester
PostGIS 1.1.0
- New functions:
- scale() and transscale() companion methods to translate()
- line_substring()
- line_locate_point()
- M(point)
- LineMerge(geometry)
- shift_longitude(geometry)
- azimuth(geometry)
- locate_along_measure(geometry, float8)
- locate_between_measures(geometry, float8, float8)
- SnapToGrid by point offset (up to 4d support)
- BuildArea(any_geometry)
- OGC BdPolyFromText(linestring_wkt, srid)
- OGC BdMPolyFromText(linestring_wkt, srid)
- RemovePoint(linestring, offset)
- ReplacePoint(linestring, offset, point)
- Bug fixes:
- Fixed memory leak in polygonize()
- Fixed bug in lwgeom_as_anytype cast funcions
- Fixed USE_GEOS, USE_PROJ and USE_STATS elements
of postgis_version() output to always reflect
library state.
- Function semantic changes:
- SnapToGrid doesn't discard higher dimensions
- Changed Z() function to return NULL if requested
dimension is not available
- Peformance improvements:
- Much faster transform() function, caching proj4 objects
- Removed automatic call to fix_geometry_columns() in
AddGeometryColumns() and update_geometry_stats()
- jdbc2 works:
- Makefile improvements
- JTS support improvements
- Improved regression test system
- Basic consistency check method for geometry collections
- Support for (Hex)(E)wkb
- Autoprobing DriverWrapper for HexWKB / EWKT switching
- fix compile problems in ValueSetter for ancient jdk releases.
- fix EWKT constructors to accept SRID=4711; representation
- added preliminary read-only support for java2d geometries
- Other new things:
- Full autoconf-based configuration, with
PostgreSQL source dependency relief
- GEOS C-API support (2.2.0 and higher)
- Initial support for topology modelling
- Debian and RPM specfiles
- New lwpostgis_upgrade.sql script
- Other changes:
- JTS support improvements
- Stricter mapping between DBF and SQL integer and
string attributes
- Wider and cleaner regression test suite
- old jdbc code removed from release
- obsoleted direct use of
- scripts version unified with release version
PostGIS 1.0.6
- Fixed palloc(0) call in collection deserializer (only gives
problem with --enable-cassert)
- Fixed bbox cache handling bugs
- Fixed geom_accum(NULL, NULL) segfault
- Initial support for postgresql 8.2
- Fixed segfault in addPoint()
- Fixed short-allocation in lwcollection_clone()
- Fixed bug in segmentize()
- Added missing SRID mismatch checks in GEOS ops
- Fixed bbox computation of SnapToGrid output
PostGIS 1.0.5
- New "Reporting Bugs" chapter in manual
- Segfault fix in shp2pgsql (utf8 encoding)
- Fixed computation of null values fraction in analyzer
- Fixed return code of shp2pgsql
- Fixed handling of trailing dots in dbf numerical attributes
- Schema aware, support for pgsql 7.2+
- Fixed a small bug in the getPoint4d_p() low-level function
- Fixed memory alignment problems
- Speedup of serializer functions
- Bug fix in force_4d, force_3dm and force_3dz functions
PostGIS 1.0.4
- Memory leak plugged in GiST indexing
- Segfault fix in transform() handling of proj4 errors
- Fixed some proj4 texts in spatial_ref_sys (missing +proj)
- GiST indexing cleanup
- Loader: fixed string functions usage, reworked NULL objects check,
fixed segfault on MULTILINESTRING input.
- Fixed bug in MakeLine dimension handling
- Looser syntax acceptance in box3d parser
- Documentation improvements
- More robust selectivity estimator
- Minor speedup in distance()
- Minor cleanups
- Fixed bug in translate() corrupting output bounding box
- Initial implementation of postgis_proc_upgrade script
PostGIS 1.0.3
- Severe bugfix in lwgeom's 2d bounding box computation
- Bugfix in WKT (-w) POINT handling in loader
- Bugfix in dumper on 64bit machines
- Bugfix in dumper handling of user-defined queries
- Bugfix in script
- Small performance improvement in canonical input function
- Minor cleanups in loader
- Support for multibyte field names in loader
- Improvement in the script
- New util script
PostGIS 1.0.2
- Fault tolerant btree ops
- Memory Leak fix in pg_error
- Rtree index fix. See:
- Initial support for postgresql 8.1dev
- Cleaner build scripts: avoided mix of CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS
- NEW -I switch for pgsql2shp (GiST index)
PostGIS 1.0.1
- BUGFIX in shp2pgql escape functions
- BUGFIX in 3d computation of lenght_spheroid
- better support for concurrent postgis in multiple schemas
- documentation fixes
- BUGFIX in join selectivity estimator returning invalid estimates (>1)
- jdbc2: compile with "-target 1.2 -source 1.2" by default
- NEW support for custom createdb options in
- NEW -k switch for pgsql2shp
- BUGFIX in pgsql2shp attribute names unicity enforcement
- BUGFIX in Paris projections definitions
- cleanups
PostGIS 1.0.0
- NEW manual pages for loader/dumper
- NEW shp2pgsql support for old (HWGEOM) postgis versions
- NEW -p flag for shp2pgsql
- BUGFIX in transform() releasing random memory address
- BUGFIX in force_3dm() allocating less memory then required
- NEW chapter about OGC compliancy enforcement
- BUGFIX in shp2pgsql escape of values starting with "'" or "\t"
- NEW autoconf support for JTS lib
- BUGFIX in estimator testers (support for LWGEOM and schema parsing)
- BUGFIX in join selectivity estimator (defaults, leaks, tuplecount, sd)
PostGIS 1.0.0RC6
- BUGFIX dumper 64bit
- BUGFIX in multi()
- BUGFIX in script
- early return [when noop] from multi()
- dropped {x,y}{min,max}(box2d) functions
PostGIS 1.0.0RC5
- small build scripts refinements
- BUGFIX in box3d computation (yes, another!)
- BUGFIX in estimated_extent()
- additional performance tips documented
PostGIS 1.0.0RC4
- early return from force_collection
- segfault fix in geom_accum()
- consistency check fix in SnapToGrid()
- jdbc2: code cleanups, Makefile improvements
- FLEX & YACC variables set *after* pgsql
is included and only if the pgsql *stripped* version
evaulates to the empty string
- added already generated parser in release
- build scripts refinements
- MultiLine handling BUG fix in loader and dumper
- improved version handling, central Version.config
- added distance_sphere function
- subselects support in selectivity estimator
- bug fixes for 64bit architectures
- bugfix in loaded, skipping all but first hole of polygons.
- changed get_proj4_from_srid implementation to use plpgsql
instead of sql to workaround a pgsql80x bug.
- box2d output changed back to 15 significant digits
- BUGFIX in box3d computation function with collections
- improvements in
PostGIS 1.0.0RC3
- transform(): missing SRID bugfix, better error handling
- jdbc2: small patches, box2d/3d tests, revised docs and license.
- jdbc2: bug fix and testcase in for pgjdbc 8.0 type autoregistration
- few changes in autoconf
- reduced precision of box2d output.
- some functions made IMMUTABLE from STABLE,
for performance improvement
- new performance tips chapter in manual
- BUILDDATE extraction made more portable
- fixed bogus 72 index bindings
- prefixed DEBUG macros with PGIS_ to avoid clash with pgsql one
- fixes in probe_geometry_columns() to work with PG72 and support
multiple geometry columns in a single table
- fixed spatial_ref_sys.sql to avoid vacuuming the whole database.
- jdbc2: Removed use of jdk1.4 only features to enable build with
older jdk releases.
- jdbc2: Added support for building against pg72jdbc2.jar
- documentation updates: pgsql72 requirement, lwpostgis.sql
- memory alignment handling
- fixed bug in force_collection causing mapserver connector
failures on simple (single) geometry types.
- jdbc2: updated and cleaned makefile
- plugged a leak in GEOS2POSTGIS converter
- jdbc2: added BETA support for jts geometry classes
- jdbc2: Skip known-to-fail tests against older PostGIS servers.
- jdbc2: Fixed handling of measured geometries in EWKT.
- Reduced memory usage by early releasing query-context palloced one.
- Added bool::text cast in lwpostgis.sql
- bug fix in GeometryFromText() missing to add a bbox cache.
- spatial_ref_sys: changed Paris entries to match the ones
distributed with 0.x.
PostGIS 1.0.0RC2
- More correct STABLE, IMMUTABLE, STRICT uses in lwpostgis.sql
- GEOMETRYCOLLECTION(EMPTY) syntax support for backward compatibility
- faster and more robust loader (both i18n and not)
- faster binary outputs
- bug fix in pointarray box3d computation
- initial autoconf script
- bug fix in distance_spheroid definition
- stricter OGC WKB constructors
- stricter OGC WKT constructors
- bug fix in transform() missing to update bbox cache
- LWGEOM aware JDBC driver (jdbc2)
PostGIS 1.0.0RC1
- New Things
- Objects are all now "lightweight" with a smaller disk
and index representation. Large databases should see a moderate
to large performance increase.
- Objects now have a hexidecimal canonical representation.
To see a "user friendly" version of the objects use the
AsText() function.
- The loader and dumper use the hexidecimal canonical representation,
so coordinate drift due to floating point string parsing is now
- New functions: UpdateGeometrySRID(), AsGML(), SnapToGrid(),
ForceRHR(), estimated_extent(), Accum().
- Vertical positioning operators.
- Geometry constructors/editors.
- Coordinate dimensions handling (up to 4d).
- API.
- Join selectivity.
- Bug Fixes
- Numerous small fixes.
PostGIS 0.9.0
- New Things
- GEOMETRY_COLUMNS management functions
- fix_geometry_columns(), probe_geometry_columns()
- Support for PgSQL 8.0 / Support for Win32
- Support for GEOS 2.0
- Bug Fixes
- Schema support in shp2pgsql/pgsql2shp improved
- Spatial index estimator improved
- Build system streamlined
PostGIS 0.8.2
- New Things
- PgSQL 7.5 Support
- Integrated PgSQL 7.5 statistics rathering
- Improved schema support
- Optional experimental lightweight geometries (LWGEOM)
- Faster performance
- Lower disk usage
- Multi() function to create MULTI* geometries
- line_interpolate_point() function for linear referencing
- Bug Fixes
- Minor memory leaks gone
- Solaris support cleaner
- shp2pgsql/pgsql2shp more corner cases fixed
PostGIS 0.8.1
- New Things
- Schema support in AddGeometryColumn and loader/dumper
- Bug Fixes
- Memory fixes
- GEOS translation fixes
PostGIS 0.8.0
- New Things
- Support for PostgreSQL 7.4
- Support for all OpenGIS SFSQL functions (requires GEOS)
- Contains()
- Within()
- GeomUnion()
- Intersection()
- Buffer()
- and many more...!
- Includes OpenGIS conformance tests
- Passes all OpenGIS conformance tests
- Spatial aggregate functions
- GeomUnion()
- Collect()
- Bug Fixes
- shp2pgsql/pgsql2shp
- Numerous special cases in rings and
attributes repaired
- Some OpenGIS conformance changes
PostGIS 0.7.5
- Bug Fixes
- shp2pgsql
- Z coordinate handling
- M coordinate handling
- Ring handling fixed in some cases
- Support for large numbers in attribute tables
- Some obscure operators fixed
- Some cygwin build improvements
PostGIS 0.7.4
- Bug Fixes
- Several shp2pgsql enhancements and bugs.
- Cleaner compile, fewer warnings.
- Better undef support.
- Fixed stateplane/feet proj definitions.
- New Things
- Support for PostgreSQL 7.3
- Optional spatial index selectivity system
PostGIS 0.7.3
- Bug Fixes
- Stupid bug in .sql install script breaks install for
many. Squashed. New release needed.
- Automatic version detection for appropriate GiST bindings
- postgis_transform now supports box3d types as well as geometry
PostGIS 0.7.2
- Bug Fixes
- Numerous subtle bugs fixed in pgsql2shp and shp2pgsql DBF and
SHP file handling
- Some pgsql 7.3 preparations
- Patch to truly_inside() corner case
- Updates to the ~ and @ operators
- Update to translate() function to also translate bbox
PostGIS 0.7.1
- Bug Fixes
- PgSQL 7.2 RTree-over-GIST bug fix. Rare data cases
caused index building to fail.
- Carriage returns removed from source code. Were
causing compilation failures.
- collect() now returns simplest homogeneous type
being aggregated (e.g.M ULTIPOLYGON for collect(*POLYGON))
PostGIS 0.7.0
- New Things
- transform() function provides coordinate reprojection
using proj4 library
- spatial_ref_sys.sql has a complete set of proj4
definitions for each EPSG coordinate system
- support for PostgreSQL 7.2 GiST index API
- refactoring of source code to separate index support
functions from other functions
- max_distance() function
- distance_spheroid() function
- collect() aggregate function
- xmin(),ymin(),zmin(),xmax(),ymax(),zmax() functions
- Bug Fixes
- transform() more graceful when grid shifts are missing
- setsrid() made cachable
- patches to loader/dumper
PostGIS 0.6.2
- New Things
- spatial_ref_sys.sql complete set of SRID and WKT
- generate postgis_undef.sql automatically at build
- Bug fixes
- Memory problem in shp2pgsql
- Compilation problems with shp2pgsql
PostGIS 0.6.1
- Bug fixes
- Cygwin compilation fix
- Improved getopts handling in utility programs
- Text casting fixes
PostGIS 0.6
- New functions
- postgis_version()
Return the PostGIS version number.
- find_srid(<db/schema>::varchar, <table>::varchar, <column>::varchar)
Return the SRID number for a particular column of a database.
- AddGeometryColumn(<db/schema>::varchar, <table>::varchar,
<column>::varchar, <srid>::integer, <type>::varchar,
Appends a geometry column to an existing table and updates the
metadata tables appropriately.
- DropGeometryColumn(<db/schema>::varchar, <table>::varchar,
Removes a geometry column from an existing spatial table.
- Distance(<geom1>::geometry, <geom2>::geometry)
Returns the cartesian distance between two geometries.
- AsText(<geom>::geometry)
Returns the OGC well-known text version of the geometry.
- SRID(<geom>::geometry)
Returns the integer SRID of the geometry.
- GeometryFromText(<geom>::varchar, <srid>::integer)
Creates a geometry object given the OGC well-known text and a valid
- SetSRID(<geom>::geometry)
Sets the SRID of a geometry to a particular value.
- IsClosed(<geom>::geometry)
Returns true of first and last points of geometry are coincident.
- StartPoint(<geom>::geometry)
Returns the first point of a geometry.
- EndPoint(<geom>::geometry)
Returns the last point of a geometry.
- Centroid(<geom>::geometry)
Returns the centroid of a geometry.
- More OpenGIS SFSQL compatibility
- SRID integrity checking
- Better Mapserver compatibility
- Minor fixes/changes
- Support for WKB in the tables
- Miscellaneous bug fixes
- Placeholders for precision grid
PostGIS 0.5
- New functions
- Dimension()
- GeometryType()
- Envelope()
- X(), Y(), Z()
- NumPoints()
- PointN()
- ExteriorRing()
- NumInteriorRings()
- InteriorRingN()
- NumGeometries()
- GeometryN()
- Length_Spheroid()
- Length3D_Spheroid()
- AsBinary() + XDR and NDR variants
- force_collection()
- Removed functions
- wkb_ndr()
- wkb_xdr()
- New Objects
To be used with the length_spheroid functions for accurate
length calculations on lat/lon data.
- Minor bug fixes
- Internal Functions
- Extra constructors to make geometry manipulation easier
- Structural Reorganization
- Broke postgis.c up into four new files
postgis_debug.c -- debugging functions
postgis_fn.c -- generic functions (like length())
postgis_ops.c -- operators and indexing functions
postgis_inout.c -- type support functions and data conversion functions
PostGIS 0.2
- New functions
- extent()
- force_2d()
- force_3d()
- wkb_xdr()
- wkb_ndr()
- translate()
- Fixes
- Cygwin compilation (Norman Vine)
- i386 byte alignment fixed
- Other
- documentation in docbook xml
- example program for WKB access
- removed 'make test' until we can get regression
working more cleanly
PostGIS 0.1
- Initial release!
- 'geometry' and 'box3d' types.
- Parsing routines for all possible geometries in OGIS text format
- Output routines for all possible geometries in OGIS text format.
- area2d(), area3d()
- length3d(), length3d()
- perimeter2d(), perimeter3d()
- truely_inside()
- rtree index support functions
- gist index support functions
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