Posted On: Oct 4, 2021

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL now supports PostGIS major version 3.1. This new version of PostGIS is available on PostgreSQL versions 13.4, 12.8, 11.13, 10.18, and higher.

PostGIS allows you to store, query and analyze geospatial data within a PostgreSQL database. PostGIS 3.1 significantly improves performance such as spatial joins, which now run up to 6.8X faster on PostgreSQL 13. As an example, you could use a spatial join to count the number of people living in an area defined by the reception of mobile phones from radio towers.

PostGIS 3.1 is the new default version on PostgreSQL 10 and higher starting with the new minor versions. However, you can still create older versions of PostGIS in your PostgreSQL database, e.g., if you require version stability. Learn more about working with PostGIS in the Amazon RDS User Guide.

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud. Learn more about upgrading your database instances from the Amazon RDS User Guide. See Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Pricing for pricing details.