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Install PostgreSQL 13 with PostGIS and PgAdmin 4 with Docker on Mac

PostGIS is the best Geospatial DB solution for applications besides the geographic world. This article is a guide for building the environment of PostgreSQL 13 with PostGIS and PgAdmin 4 using Docker on Mac. I assume you have already installed Docker on your Mac so just introduce how to install PostGIS and PgAdmin 4.

  1. Create a new Docker network
$docker network create --driver bridge postgis-network

2. Create the new PostGIS Docker container with the above network

docker run --name postgis -p 5432:5432 -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD=123456 --hostname postgis --network postgis-network --detach postgis/postgis

3. Create the new PgAdmin4 Docker container with the above network

docker run --name pgadmin4 -p 5050:80 -e "PGADMIN_DEFAULT_EMAIL=ukalpa@gmail.com" -e "PGADMIN_DEFAULT_PASSWORD=123456" --hostname pgadmin4 --network postgis-network --detach dpage/pgadmin4

4. Open the installed PgAdmin in the browser, then login and connect the PostGIS server.

Execute the query “SELECT * FROM pg_available_extensions;”, we can then available PostGIS extensions in the list.

Open PostGIS extension in the specific database

CREATE EXTENSION postgis;
CREATE EXTENSION postgis_raster;
-- Enable Topology
CREATE EXTENSION postgis_topology;
-- Enable PostGIS Advanced 3D
-- and other geoprocessing algorithms
-- sfcgal not available with all distributions
CREATE EXTENSION postgis_sfcgal;
-- fuzzy matching needed for Tiger
CREATE EXTENSION fuzzystrmatch;
-- rule based standardizer
CREATE EXTENSION address_standardizer;
-- example rule data set
CREATE EXTENSION address_standardizer_data_us;
-- Enable US Tiger Geocoder
CREATE EXTENSION postgis_tiger_geocoder;

Now, you have successfully opened PostGIS in the database, you can execute the following query to check

SELECT postgis_full_version();

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