I have two new books out – How do I do that in PostGIS, and How do I do that in Manifold SQL.
From the back cover of How do I do that in PostGIS:
For those who are unsure if SQL is a sufficient language for performing GIS tasks, this book is for you. This guide follows the topic headings from the book How do I do that in ArcGIS/Manifold, as a way to illustrate the capabilities of the PostGIS SQL engine for accomplishing classic GIS tasks. With this book as a resource, users will be able to perform many classic GIS functions using nothing but SQL.
Some of you remember the book How do I do that in ArcGIS/Manifold that I wrote in 2004. That book really took off, with tens of thousands of downloads. So, as part of the How do I do that series, I wrote these books. Both books are short and to the point (40 pages), inexpensive (introductory price of $14.99), and will come with a dump of a PostGRES and Manifold .map database that you can use to try out all of the code.
I was really impressed with just how many of the tasks defined in the original How do I do that in ArcGIS/Manifold could be accomplished using just using SQL.
The nice thing about these books is that since they follow the tasks outlined in How do I do that in ArcGIS/Manifold, they cover a fairly comprehensive set of GIS tasks. So, I think this will be a great reference manual for you as you make use of SQL for performing GIS. In fact, I found that as I was writing the book, I began referring back to it to help me better understand how to write the queries – so, I guess you could say that I was my first satisfied customer!
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Where can I download the project “how do I – Manifold 8.map” in order to test all the SQL querries from your book ?