Introducing PostGIS

november, 2016

2016fri04nov6:00 pmfri8:00 pmIntroducing PostGISPostgreSQL - SIG - 066:00 pm - 8:00 pm Software Technology Park, Service Rd N, I-9/3, I-9, Islamabad, Pakistan

Event Details

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are being very commonly used in our daily lives. Location-based services with the help of location-aware devises are also on the rise. The need of GIS solutions are pretty much in demand in the local market. PostgreSQL provides a strong back-end GIS support with the help of an extension called PostGIS, that can be used to develop and deploy useful GIS solutions.

PostGIS has the ability to deal with spatial data (both vector and raster). In this session, we will take a look on working of PostGIS. How does spatial data is stored in PostgreSQL tables? What spatial functions are available in PostGIS which can be used in SQL to get interesting results? And finally how PostGIS can connect to well-know open source GIS & Visualisation desktop software such as QGIS.

Speakers for this event

  • Dr Ali Tahir

    Dr Ali Tahir

    Assistant professor NUST

    Dr. Ali Tahir received his B.Sc. (Hon​s.) degree in Computing and Information Systems in 2004 from Oxford Brookes University and subsequently a Masters degree in Geographical Information Science (GIS) from University of Nottingham in 2006. He completed his PhD in Geoinformatics from the School of Computer Science and Informatics at University College Dublin, Ireland. Recently, he has completed his post-doctorate at the Geo-Environmental Research Centre, School of Engineering, Cardiff University.

    Assistant professor NUST

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