Geographic Information Systems Extensions to PostgreSQL
This package is based on the package 'postgis' from project 'Application:Geo'.
PostGIS adds support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational
database. In effect, PostGIS "spatially enables" the PostgreSQL server,
allowing it to be used as a backend spatial database for geographic information
systems (GIS), much like ESRI's SDE or Oracle's Spatial extension. PostGIS
follows the OpenGIS "Simple Features Specification for SQL" and will be
submitted for conformance testing at version 1.0.