Is PostGIS support the secret to smarter mobile app development?

Whether you are looking to compute walkability scores to nearby schools or search for apartments by specific neighborhoods, Heroku says its embrace of geographical data via PostGIS 2.0 will help developers build apps faster and easier. Instead of relying on proprietary tools and managing those tools along with the rest of the stack, developers can now stay with an open-source option tightly linked to the database of choice. That means reduced complexity and the ability to build richer location. Developers can get started with PostGIS 2.0 today by provisioning a database then enabling the extension; or check out about what PostGIS provides below. To provision your database:heroku addons:add heroku-postgresql:craneOnce provisioned you???ll want to connect to it and enable the extension:$ heroku pg:psql create extension postgis; Your geospatial database is now enabled and ready to use. Get your app started here! http://postgres.heroku.com/blog/past/2013/4/30/building_location_based_apps_with_postgis/

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