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The easiest way to get PostGIS and friends running:

Posted by smathermather on May 21, 2014

Docker.  See: for a quick and easy Docker running PostGIS. Understand, this isn’t production ready (the connection permissions make my teeth hurt a little) but, so nice to have a one stop shop for postgis, pgrouting, and pointcloud. Now I may have to write blog posts on pointcloud. Point cloud didn’t get in the PostGIS Cookbook because it was too hard to build. I built it. I played with its wonders. Then I decided it was too much too early. Well, not any more… .

CREATE EXTENSION postgis_topology;
CREATE EXTENSION pointcloud_postgis;

Screen shot of pgAdmin with CREATE EXTENSIONS for all the fun postgresql extensions... .

Oh, one more thing: pro-tip. You can modify the Docker file into a shell script for installing all this goodness on your local Ubuntu/Debian machine as well:

7 Responses to “The easiest way to get PostGIS and friends running:”

  1. vincent said

    More info here :

  2. I may be biased but I still think Openshift is easier and it is production ready 😉

  3. Here is some doc on stock postgresql 9.2
    You can fork that cart repo to add the binaries and stuff
    And here is how to write a cart:

  4. Chris said

    Do you still use this in your dev environment?

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