Posted by smathermather on March 5, 2014
This is starting to feel real…
PostGIS Cookbook(s). 2904 pages.
Page count for a single book can be calculated as in the following code:
WITH distinction AS ( SELECT DISTINCT( the_text) AS pages FROM postgis_cookbook SELECT COUNT (pages) AS "Count of Pages" FROM distinction;
The preceding query will result in the following:
Count of Pages -------------- 484
A special thanks to my family, my co-authors, all the contributors to PostGIS, and to Regina Obe for helping me through the hardest bit of code in my part of the book. Check out Regina and Leo's book, PostGIS in Action. Their second edition is already on pre-order. I got to read a bit of it last year, and it promises to be a really epic edition. I still reference the 1st edition myself. I wish I had had it when I was starting in PostGIS... .