Docker image for PostGIS
postgis/postgisimage provides tags for running Postgres with PostGIS extensions installed. This image is based on the official
postgresimage and provides debian and alpine variants for PostGIS both 2.5.x and 3.1.x for each supported version of Postgres (9.5, 9.6, 10, 11, 12 and 13). Additionally, an image version is provided which is built from the latest version of Postgres (13) with versions of PostGIS and its dependencies built from their respective master branches.
This image ensures that the default database created by the parent
postgresimage will have the following extensions installed:
-e POSTGRES_DBis passed to the container at startup time, this database will be named after the admin user (either
postgresor the user specified with
-e POSTGRES_USER). If you would prefer to use the older template database mechanism for enabling PostGIS, the image also provides a PostGIS-enabled template database called
In order to run a basic container capable of serving a PostGIS-enabled database, start a container as follows:
docker run --name some-postgis -e POSTGRES_PASSWORD=mysecretpassword -d postgis/postgis
For more detailed instructions about how to start and control your Postgres container, see the documentation for the
Once you have started a database container, you can then connect to the database as follows:
docker run -it --link some-postgis:postgres --rm postgres \ sh -c 'exec psql -h "$POSTGRES_PORT_5432_TCP_ADDR" -p "$POSTGRES_PORT_5432_TCP_PORT" -U postgres'
See the PostGIS documentation for more details on your options for creating and using a spatially-enabled database.
When You encouter errors due to PostGIS update
OperationalError: could not access file "$libdir/postgis-X.X, run:
docker exec some-postgis update-postgis.sh
It will update to Your newest PostGIS. Update is idempotent, so it won't hurt when You run it more than once, You will get notification like:
Updating PostGIS extensions template_postgis to X.X.X NOTICE: version "X.X.X" of extension "postgis" is already installed NOTICE: version "X.X.X" of extension "postgis_topology" is already installed NOTICE: version "X.X.X" of extension "postgis_tiger_geocoder" is already installed ALTER EXTENSION Updating PostGIS extensions docker to X.X.X NOTICE: version "X.X.X" of extension "postgis" is already installed NOTICE: version "X.X.X" of extension "postgis_topology" is already installed NOTICE: version "X.X.X" of extension "postgis_tiger_geocoder" is already installed ALTER EXTENSION