I have geometry of buildings in Shapefile MultiPatch format. I want to import it into PostGIS database in the same format.

Is that even possible? If yes, then how?

  • Please edit the question to include the software you would use for the conversion. – Vince Jun 29 '15 at 11:57
  • According to the ogr2ogr docs, "MultiPatch files are read and each patch geometry is turned into a multi-polygon representation with one polygon per triangle in triangle fans and meshes." So, not exactly the same format. – John Powell Jun 29 '15 at 12:05
  • When I tried to import it with tool pgShapeLoader, it appeared as "unsupported data type". Can you help me how can I get this data to DB, please? Thanks for answer. – Michael Knave Jun 30 '15 at 12:40
  • This is possible using FME Shapefile to PostGIS. I have achieved it before and it creates Tin Zs and PolyhedralSurfaces – James Milner Jan 9 '16 at 21:27
  • @JohnPowell From that description in docs I would expect that all the resulting polygons are triangles so they all have exactly 3 vertices, but I'm getting polygons with variable number of vertices. It doesn't make sense to me.. – calavera.info Nov 8 '18 at 20:57

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