uDig is an open-source desktop geographic information system (GIS) application for editing and viewing geospatial data, such as a map file in the shapefile format. It supports OpenGIS standards and provides advanced Internet GIS, Web Map Service (WMS), and web servers. Based on Java, uDig allows you to use open-source plug-ins to view and manage geospatial data.

Add a connection to a Ganos database

  1. Run uDig. In the top navigation bar, choose Layer > Add Data. In the dialog box that appears, select PostGIS and click Next.
    Add data
  2. Set the connection information about the database.
    Add data

    The following table describes the parameters.

    Parameter Description
    Host The IP address of the database or the public network endpoint of the ApsaraDB for Relational Database Service (RDS) or POLARDB instance. You can obtain the endpoint from the Alibaba Cloud console.
    Port The port number of the database. You can obtain the port number from the Alibaba Cloud console.
    User Name The username used to log on to the database.
    Password The password used to log on to the database.
  3. Select a database from the Database drop-down list.
    Connect to a PostGIS Server

View and manage the geospatial data

After uDig is connected to the Ganos database, you can browse, view, and manage the geospatial data in the Ganos database.

View and manage the geospatial data