PostGIS 1.5.0 is finally out
I'm happy to report that after a long haul, we have finally released PostGIS 1.5.0.
Two months late, but there it is, and its a really great release I think; Perhaps the best release ever.
Details on what makes this release so special. The geodetic support.
Summary excerpted from Paul's slightly premature announcement
February 4, 2010
The PostGIS development team has, after a long course of reflection
and a detailed self-examination of our various personal failings,
decided to release PostGIS 1.5.0 to the public.
This new version of PostGIS includes a new "geography" type for
managing geodetic (lat/lon) data, performance-enhanced distance
calculations, GML and KML format readers, an improved shape loading
GUI, and other new features as well.
Especial thanks to:
* Dave Skea for algorithms and mathematics necessary to support
* Nicklas Avén for the new performance enhanced distance calculations
and other distance-related functions
* Sandro Santilli for new buffering features (end caps and style options)
* Olivier Courtin for GML/KML input functions
* Guillaume Lelarge for support for the upcoming PgSQL 9.0
* George Silva for an example implementation of history tables
* Vincent Picavet for Hausdorff distance calculations
* The maintainers of GEOS, Proj4, and LibXML, without whom we would
have less of a spatial database
Love, the PostGIS project steering committee,