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HP Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Soda Hall, UC Berkeley · Berkeley, CA

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For November, we are once again back at Cal! Our first UC Berkeley presentation in 2012.

Who: Brian Hamlin of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation

What: PostGIS 2.0, the leading GIS database.

When: Nov. 13th. food/drink at 7pm. Presentation at 7:30pm.

Where: UC Berkeley's Soda Hall. HP Auditorium on the 3rd Floor.

Food: Pizza sponsored by (, your #1 better-than-taxicab alternative

We will have video of this event at Justin.TV ( if the network allows it. Expect Video to start at around 7:30 PM.

Note: we are not allowed to bring food into the auditorium. As such, we will be eating at tables out in the hallway starting at 7pm, and will have to leave the food behind when the presentation starts around 7:30pm.

Parking in Berkeley is always problematic, so taking BART or AC Transit is recommended.


PostGIS 2.0 is out, and is faster and more featureful than ever! Come see a roundup of the new features of PostgreSQL's GIS extension (also the #1 GIS database), with demos. Includes:

Raster data and raster/vector analysis in the database Topological models to handle objects with shared boundaries 3D and 4D indexing Index-based high performance nearest-neighbour searching Many new vector functions Integration with the PostgreSQL 9.1 extension system A geo-coder optimized for free US Census TIGER (2010) data