Crunchy Bridge comes equipped with PostgreSQL extensions that allow for storing, processing, and analyzing geospatial data:
The PostGIS extension must first be enabled before enabling the Raster and pgRouting extensions.
CREATE EXTENSION postgis;
PostGIS needs to be enabled in every database where you want to work with geospatial data.
Tip: You can check the full PostGIS version that has been installed by running the following:
Loading vector data
There are a variety of ways to load vector data. Common tools used are:
For more details as well as an interactive tutorial, see:
Raster data storage and processing with PostGIS raster
Enable the PostGIS Raster extension:
CREATE EXTENSION postgis_raster;
Out-DB raster storage
Because Bridge is hosted in the cloud, you can connect your Bridge PostgreSQL & PostGIS to remote object storage where the raster data is uploaded. This is also known as “out-db” storage, where a pointer (which includes bounds and a reference to the external location) is saved in PostGIS for the raster files. The raster files themselves could be stored in the cloud, such as in an Amazon S3 bucket.
More details are available in PostGIS Raster and Crunchy Bridge.
Working with PostGIS
Many third-party tools are compatible with PostgreSQL/PostGIS as a spatial database:
- ArcGIS Pro
Web map servers