Obscurify privacy sensitive data with PostGIS

If you want to show data in your GIS or webmap that is privacy sensitive, you should obscure the data to avoid privacy related problems. With PostGIS it’s easy to do by creating an altered table of the original data.

Example data

For this example I created a PostGIS table with points in a 100m x 100m grid. This makes it easier to show how the data is obscured. Of course your own data will probably be a table with address points or something like that. If you want to obscure your own data always make sure the table itself doesn’t contain privacy sensitive data. Continue reading “Obscurify privacy sensitive data with PostGIS”