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.
Olivier was a long time contributor to the PostGIS project and co-founder of Oslandia, a French Geospatial company focused on Open Source GIS and spatial data solutions. In more than a 10 year span, he contributed to PostGIS on many sides. He helped introduce and enhance many of the PostGIS output functions: STAsGML, STAsKML, STAsGeoJSON, and STAsSVG. He also helped implement 3D surface geometry support in PostGIS 2.0 and addition of advanced 2D and 3D functions via SFCGAL.
Olivier was a charter member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation OSGeo and a vocal advocate of Open Source software. In addition to the PostGIS OSGeo project, he contributed to other OSGeo projects: QGIS, and MapServer. He also was a speaker in many geospatial and PostgreSQL conferences and was an organizer of OSGeo Code Sprint in Paris (2012) as well as several PostgreSQL Day France conferences.
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:
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.