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.