April 30, 2013 by Craig Kerstiens
Smartphones have changed the world – everyone has a device in their pocket that’s constantly connected to the internet and knows where you are. Combined with the rise of digital mapping it has become commonplace to build applications that use GIS (Geographical Information Systems) to digitally represent our physical reality and our location in it. Storing and manipulating geospatial data has become an essential part of application development. If you are building a mobile app it’s becoming table stakes that you take advantage of location.
Today we’re releasing PostGIS 2.0 into public beta as an extension to Heroku Postgres. Now all Heroku Postgres customers will be able to store and...Read more →