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I have a shp file that has geography types, Can I convert it with a tool like shp2pgsql? or is there a postgis function to do that?

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You can cast the geography type to geometry by appending the ::geometry


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shp2pgsql has a flag to import data in a geography type column:

shp2pgsql -G ....

But you can also import your data without it, by default shp2pgsql will create a geometry type.


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