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13. Managing a Spatial Database > 13.3. Downloading PostGIS Install Packages an...

Downloading PostGIS Install Packages and Binaries

Install packages or binary (precompiled) versions are available for a few different computing platforms.

PostgreSQL and PostGIS are both in active development, and some links and references for getting them installed can become quickly out of date. You should always refer to the main web sites for the latest pointers and instructions:

PostGIS for Windows

Native Windows versions of PostgreSQL have recently become available. These allow you to install the standard PostgreSQL database and, depending on the package, may also include PostGIS functionality. For packages that don’t include all the PostGIS functionality, the PostGIS libraries and scripts need to be installed and run. Some Windows installation packages have been created to help automate this.


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