Introduction to PostGIS

About OSGeo

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation, or OSGeo, is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support and promote the collaborative development of open geospatial technologies and data. The foundation provides financial, organizational and legal support to the broader open source geospatial community. It also serves as an independent legal entity to which community members can contribute code, funding and other resources, secure in the knowledge that their contributions will be maintained for public benefit. OSGeo also serves as an outreach and advocacy organization for the open source geospatial community, and provides a common forum and shared infrastructure for improving cross-project collaboration.


This workshop is freely available for use and re-use under the terms of the Create Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license. Feel free to use this material, but retain the visible copyrights.

Introduction to PostGIS

Getting Started

Workshop Materials

Inside the workshop bundle, you will find:

a directory containing this HTML workshop
a directory containing all the software we will be installing and a couple extras
a directory containing the shape files we will be loading

All the data in the package is public domain and freely re-distributable. All the software in the package is open source, and freely re-distributable. This workshop is licensed as Creative Commons “share alike with attribution“, and is freely re-distributable under the terms of that license.