The last couple weeks have seen two interesting updates in the world of PostgreSQL “foreign data wrappers” (FDW). Foreign data wrappers allow you to access remote data inside your database, exactly like other tables. PostgreSQL ships with two example implementations, one for accessing text files, and the other for accessing remote PostgreSQL servers.
The two updates of interest to PostGIS users are:
Now you can access your PostGIS data without even going to the trouble of importing it first!
The PostGIS Team is pleased to release PostGIS 3.2.0, the Olivier Courtin release.
This release would not be possible without the various developers listed in the credits as well as the companies that provided funding and developer time.
Companies that contributed significantly to this release are:
In March 2020 we lost a long time PostGIS developer and friend, Olivier Courtin. The PostGIS 3.2.0 release is named in his honor.
The PostGIS Team is pleased to release the first rc of the upcoming PostGIS 3.2.0 release.
Best served with PostgreSQL 14. This version of PostGIS can utilize the faster GiST building support API introduced in PostgreSQL 14. If compiled with recently released GEOS 3.10.1 you can take advantage of improvements in ST_MakeValid and numerous speed improvements. This release also includes many additional functions and improvements for
postgis_topology extensions and a new input/export format FlatGeobuf.