Postgis extensions for laravel. Aims to make it easy to work with geometries from laravel models

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Consider using:


  • Work with geometry classes instead of arrays.
$model->myPoint = new Point(1,2);  //lat, long
  • Adds helpers in migrations.


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  • Use 3.* for Laravel 5
composer require "mstaack/laravel-postgis:3.*"
  • Use 5.* for Laravel 6/7/8/9
composer require mstaack/laravel-postgis

For laravel >=5.5 that's all. This package supports Laravel new Package Discovery.

If you are using Laravel < 5.5, you also need to add the DatabaseServiceProvider to your config/app.php file.



To start, ensure you have PostGIS enabled in your database - you can do this in a Laravel migration or manually via SQL.

Enable PostGIS via a Laravel migration

You need to publish the migration to easily enable PostGIS:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="MStaack\LaravelPostgis\DatabaseServiceProvider" --tag="migrations"

And then you run the migrations:

php artisan migrate

These methods are safe to use and will only enable / disable the PostGIS extension if relevant - they won't cause an error if PostGIS is / isn't already enabled.

If you prefer, you can use the enablePostgis() method which will throw an error if PostGIS is already enabled, and the disablePostgis() method twhich will throw an error if PostGIS isn't enabled.

Enable PostGIS manually

Use an SQL client to connect to your database and run the following command:


To verify that PostGIS is enabled you can run:

SELECT postgis_full_version();


Now create a model with a migration by running

php artisan make:model Location

If you don't want a model and just a migration run

php artisan make:migration create_locations_table

Open the created migrations with your editor.

use Illuminate\Database\Migrations\Migration;
use MStaack\LaravelPostgis\Schema\Blueprint;

class CreateLocationsTable extends Migration {

     * Run the migrations.
     * @return void
    public function up()
        Schema::create('locations', function(Blueprint $table)
            $table->point('location'); // GEOGRAPHY POINT column with SRID of 4326 (these are the default values).
            $table->point('location2', 'GEOGRAPHY', 4326); // GEOGRAPHY POINT column with SRID of 4326 with optional parameters.
            $table->point('location3', 'GEOMETRY', 27700); // GEOMETRY column with SRID of 27700.
            $table->polygon('polygon'); // GEOGRAPHY POLYGON column with SRID of 4326.
            $table->polygon('polygon2', 'GEOMETRY', 27700); // GEOMETRY POLYGON column with SRID of 27700.

     * Reverse the migrations.
     * @return void
    public function down()


Available blueprint geometries:

  • point
  • multipoint
  • linestring
  • multilinestring
  • polygon
  • multipolygon
  • geometrycollection

other methods:

  • enablePostgis
  • disablePostgis


All models which are to be PostGis enabled must use the PostgisTrait.

You must also define an array called $postgisFields which defines what attributes/columns on your model are to be considered geometry objects. By default, all attributes are of type geography. If you want to use geometry with a custom SRID, you have to define an array called $postgisTypes. The keys of this assoc array must match the entries in $postgisFields (all missing keys default to geography), the values are assoc arrays, too. They must have two keys: geomtype which is either geography or geometry and srid which is the desired SRID. Note: Custom SRID is only supported for geometry, not geography.

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;
use MStaack\LaravelPostgis\Eloquent\PostgisTrait;
use MStaack\LaravelPostgis\Geometries\Point;

class Location extends Model
    use PostgisTrait;

    protected $fillable = [

    protected $postgisFields = [

    protected $postgisTypes = [
        'location' => [
            'geomtype' => 'geography',
            'srid' => 4326
        'location2' => [
            'geomtype' => 'geography',
            'srid' => 4326
        'location3' => [
            'geomtype' => 'geometry',
            'srid' => 27700
        'polygon' => [
            'geomtype' => 'geography',
            'srid' => 4326
        'polygon2' => [
            'geomtype' => 'geometry',
            'srid' => 27700

$linestring = new LineString(
        new Point(0, 0),
        new Point(0, 1),
        new Point(1, 1),
        new Point(1, 0),
        new Point(0, 0)

$location1 = new Location();
$location1->name = 'Googleplex';
$location1->address = '1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy Mountain View, CA 94043';
$location1->location = new Point(37.422009, -122.084047);
$location1->location2 = new Point(37.422009, -122.084047);
$location1->location3 = new Point(37.422009, -122.084047);
$location1->polygon = new Polygon([$linestring]);
$location1->polygon2 = new Polygon([$linestring]);

$location2 = Location::first();
$location2->location instanceof Point // true

Available geometry classes:

  • Point
  • MultiPoint
  • LineString
  • MultiLineString
  • Polygon
  • MultiPolygon
  • GeometryCollection

Publishing config

A configuration file exists for overriding default values. To add to your project, run:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="MStaack\LaravelPostgis\DatabaseServiceProvider" --tag="postgis"

Coordinate precision

The precision of stored/displayed coordinated can be customised in the config.

# config/postgis.php
return [
    'precision' => 6,

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