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3D functions with SFCGAL in PostGIS

I have this setup: "POSTGIS="2.1.2 r12389" GEOS="3.3.8-CAPI-1.7.8" PROJ="Rel. 4.8.0, 6 March 2012" GDAL="GDAL 1.9.2, released 2012/10/08" LIBXML="2.7.8" LIBJSON="UNKNOWN" TOPOLOGY RASTER" on ...
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What is the best way to take a WKB value in SQL Server Management Studio and create a PostGIS geometry in PGAdmin III?

Normally, I would just use WKT strings but I'm investigating some possible geometry weirdness with the Text methods in SQL Server. I would like to copy/paste the WKB values from the SQL Server ...
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How to save a google map direction into a postgresql/postgis database?

I have taken a direction(route) from google map. Can I save this resultant direction/path/route to my postgresql/postgis database? How?
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Do I still have to use a template DB for PostGIS?

createdb mydb -T template_postgis Is this -T template_postgis still necessary in new versions of PostGIS? I never saw this db being different, it always has those 3 sql files you run there. Is this ...
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Postgresql JDBC Table Valued Parameters

MSSQL has a great feature called Table Valued Parameters. It allows you to pass a table of a custom data to stored procedures and functions. I was wondering what is the equivalent , if exists, in ...
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convert XML to PostgreSQL using MATLAB

In a weeks time I should be able to transfer the GIS data provided in the XML format to PostgreSQL database. I have prepared the PostgreSQL database (empty) and looking at Matlab scripts. (I am on ...
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qGIS' Database Manager “Load as New Layer” Option Not Working

I'm trying to visualize some of my database queries on qGIS. I run a valid SQL query which returns a subset of my table that should be easily loaded as a layer. I then check "Load as new layer," ...
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Update/refresh edited PostGIS table in QGIS

I imported a PostGIS table (with geometry) from my PostgreSQL database as a layer in QGIS. Later, I edited the table using PostgreSQL UPDATE commands. Is there a way to quickly update (like a refresh ...
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How to compare two Geodatabases

I would like to compare the data of two geodatabases, in SDE or a file geodatabase, to detect the changes occured between them , i've tried to compare the Xml workspace document of both databases ...
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pass an array of geometry to postgresql function

I am trying to pass an array of geometry to a postgis function using JDBC with JAVA: CallableStatement proc = conn.prepareCall("{ ? = call somefunc(?) }"); ...
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OpenStreetMap Road and Polygon Data as 1x1 Degree Shapefiles

I am working on a global project for which I want to use OSM data as a model input. I am looking for advice on the best way to produce 1x1 degree WGS84 shapefiles from either regional extracts or the ...
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Getting OSM maps in Equirectangular Projection via osm2pgsql

I'm trying to import some OSM data into psql as equirectangular projection using osm2pgsql with the following command: osm2pgsql -c -d osm -S /usr/local/share/osm2pgsql/default.style -l ...
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Geoserver WPS - Tiled Barnes Surface with geospatial index

I'm using Barnes Surface to compute a set of points from my PostgreSQL db. The problem is that my whole table is processed for each tile. I added a geospatial index on my points, how can I tell ...
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PostGIS transform geometry with long crs

How do i transform a geometry to a new geometry with a crs like urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::25832 st_transform(geom,integer srid) obviously doesn't work since my srid is a string found a solution ...
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why is the CDB_QuantileBins function not found in cartoDB?

What is wrong with the following SQL query on my data? I found pretty clear documentation (1,2) that the function is supposed to work. SELECT CDB_QuantileBins(array_agg(numeric_column_of_mine), 10) ...
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Routing in MS SQL 2012

I would like to perform routing in MS SQL 2012 similar to pgRouting. In pgRouting, I'd do the following steps to create a routable network: Create a database routing with template template_routing ...
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Problem installing Aggregate Polygons Function in PostgreSQL 9.3

I'm new to PostgreSQL and I've been trying to run a sql function written by Dr. Horst Duester, found in http://www.kappasys.ch/cms/index.php?id=65&L=5, which is used to aggregate detached ...
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polygons and lines not drawn correctly (qgis+postgis)

i am really new to this so i could use some help.. i load osm file into postgresql and then i connect to the database with qgis t to plot it and i see this it happens to whatever file i import to ...
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how to run a PostgreSQL query on CartoDB tables?

I want to run a VACUUM FULL on my table, but I don't think it's working. Simply sandorl.cartodb.com/api/v2/sql?q=VACUUM&api_key={MYKEY} results in long output, apparently only repeating for ...
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How to save results of postgresql to csv/excel file using psycopg2?

I use driving_distance in postgresql to find distances between all nodes, and here's my python script in pyscripter, import sys #set up psycopg2 environment import psycopg2 #driving_distance module ...
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Geoserver WFS Fails to Load in OpenLayers

I'm working with Postgis->Geoserver->openlayers on localhost. I followed a Geoserver tutorial to import some nyc sample data into my postgres/postgis database and link it to Geoserver. The layer ...
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PostGIS: calculate width/length of rectangular surface

I have rectangular shaped surfaces (multipolylines) and I need to calculate the width and/or length.. they have a rectangular shape but they're not real rectangles. Is there a way to do this ?
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Use psycopg2 to do loop in postgresql

I use postgresql 8.4 to route a river network, and I want to use psycopg2 to loop through all data points in my river network. #set up python and postgresql connection import psycopg2 query = """ ...
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System requirement specification for Big Data Postgesql, PostGIS, and GeoServer based service

I want to start a GIS portal for around 3000-5000 visitors per day. MY database will be of an approximate size of 10 Terrabytes. The maps and layers are moderately complex, satellite-map overlay is ...
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How to execute sql lines in postgresql using python?

I use postgresql 8.4 to route a river network, the following is my code typed in pgAdmin and the result is fine, select * from driving_distance ('select gid as id, start_id::int4 as source, ...
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Increase Map Availability in Geoserver [duplicate]

I have an application which access same map from two geoserver using loadbalancing concept the map is accessed using WMS service. where the two geoserver connected to a single same POSTGIS database. ...
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Double version of PostGIS installed on my server

For some reason I messed up an installation of Postgis on my PostgreSQL 9.2.8 server. I had version 2.0.3 installed and when I tried to upgrade to 2.1 it did so. The problem comes when I dump the ...
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PostGIS 2.1 error install with shared object (rtpostgis-2.1.so") Linux Mint

I've Installed Linux Mint 16 mate and install PostGIS with PostGreSQL (I've tried many ways in the Internet from original source to some suggestion) but all is too error: " ERROR: could not load ...
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POSTGIS: function st_collect(geography) does not exist

I am trying to use some Geography functions, but I am getting an error that (all) functions are not existing. I have checked other Stackexchange posts (e.g. this one), but the solutions did not work ...
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Inserting union of two tables into another table Postgresql

I am working on a research project. I have two tables, one of a polygon that represents a severe weather risk area, one that represents the US. I want to merge them into one output polygon. I am stuck ...
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Change from polygon to multipolygon in postgres

can somebody describe please how to do the transformation from polygon to multipolygon in the postgres DB, is not possible for me to save my edited data. All data loaded just need to do some editing ...
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Does the psql prompt have a working directory in the file system?

I am learning postgis. This tutorial says "Navigate to where you downloaded the shapefile." Does that mean navigate to this location in the #psql prompt or navigate to this location with the $propmt? ...
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PostgreSQL : question about SELECT .. WHERE .. = max()

If you have, for example; SELECT * FROM data WHERE line = min( (SELECT length FROM lines) ) AND number < 500; (It's just an example, not a real code) How does PostgreSQL react when the ...
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PostgreSQL : Question about dropping tables inside funtions

I am writing a PostgreSQL code where I have a function wich is used multiple times in a single query with different input values. Inside the function I create some tables and use them. What is the ...
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Problems moving POSTGIS database from postgresql 8.3 to 9.3 using Navicat

I am using Navicat 11 to move a POSTGIS database from 8.3 to 9.3 on Mac OS X 10.9. I have installed PostgreSQL 9.3 and PostGIS with homebrew (brew install postgresql postgis) and everything looks ok. ...
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PostGIS Type Modifier Error

I'm trying to work an example from the "PostGIS Cookbook" and I'm getting an error I don't understand. I'm running the example using Postgres.app on a MacBook. Postgres.app is running PostgreSQL ...
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PostGIS : check if 2 lines are at contrary sides of third line

I am looking for a workflow to select a line on the condition that it is located on the contrary side of a middle line. So there are 3 lines (2 are given, 1 I want to select). I don't need you guys ...
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How to speed up a query for nearest linestring to point data

I have processed a Strahler stream order layer with a lot of river linestrings (type: Multilinestring) and their corresponding strahler number (see information here). Besides I have a point layer. I ...
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Do ArcGIS clients that direct-connect to postgresql/postgis databases override configuration settings?

I went in to modify some settings on a Postgresql database via the PGAdmin config editor and some of the settings don't have their default values and they are higher because they've been overridden ...
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PostGIS : I want to use ST_OffsetCurve with MultiLineStrings

I need to use the function ST_OffsetCurve for a multilinestring, but PostgreSQL gives me the error that the function is only for Linestrings. Is there a way arround? I want to use the function ...
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CartoDb - Aggregate and Infowindow

I'd like to use CartoDb to map historic addresses of a city (link to demo). Individual addresses are mapped as points on the map. Detailed information for each address point should be displayed in the ...
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pgAdmin vs psql

I have downloaded postgreSQl 9.3 and Postgis 2.1 recently as an educational adventure and have been working with both through the pgAdminIII interface. I haven't used psql yet when working with my ...
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Update postgres/postgis point data attribute from another enclosed polygon shapefile in QGIS

I have a placename point table in postgis with 'district' column. a districts polygon shapefile with district name in 'Name' column. See the image below. I would like to update the 'district' ...
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GeoServer create layer from PostGIS (data type point)

(Several days ago a user on gis stackexchange suggest that I should use OpenGeo (I was using geojson before). I succeed at what I was doing at that time, but now I have a different problem.) I was ...
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Is it possible to run a spatial query in QGIS 2.0 across multiple layers using a user-specified radius from a point?

I would like to be able to click on a point on a map to select all vector features (from multiple layers) within a specified radius of the point. Can anyone point me in the direction of how to do this ...
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How to define Z dimension on table with PostGIS for import in TileMill?

I'm trying to reproduce the idea behind this blogpost from Mapbox, but with other data, for example the ne_10m_populated_places_simple dataset from Natural Earth. By adding a z-dimension to the data ...
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Length of a line within a surface

I need to find out the lengt of each line within a surface. I have approx. 20'000 diferent lines and around 10'000 different surfaces. what kind of SQL-sentences do I need to use? I've tried things ...
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ST_ZMax() does not exist in PostGIS

I'm trying to follow this example on Mapbox blog, about using 3D shapes in PostGIS. The database-query is this: DROP TABLE tilemill_buildings; CREATE TABLE tilemill_buildings AS SELECT ogc_fid, ...
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How to create a buffer on a linestring with varying or increasing/decreasing width

I want to buffer rivers/streams for a topographic map. I'm using a PostgreSQL/PostGIS database. Usually, I create buffer with ST_Buffer with a constant width. For example, the width of a river buffer ...
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QGIS loads PostGIS layers but DBManager can't connect

DB Manager can't connect to PostgreSQL, but "Add PostGIS Layer" can. My eventual goal is to save created layers to PostGIS. I assume I can do this using the DBManager Tool. I can alternatively use ...