I’m trying to update geometry table using the following command but get
parse error – invalid geometry HINT: “MULTIPOINT(“ <-- parse error at position 11 within geometry Update geo_table Set geom =ST_ConvexHull( ST_GeomFromText('MULTIPOINT(co_ord_string)', 4326)); WHERE Id =1234;
originally I created this data with a perl script something like
insert into geo_table (stuff,date, co_ord_string,geom) values (‘Hello’,’02-07-2018 00:00:00’, T_ConvexHull(ST_GeomFromText('MULTIPOINT($co_ord_string)', 4326));
The co_ord_string is a series of long lat points separated by a comma. These don’t create perfect polygons as they may contain internal points but using ST_ConvexHull a polygon is created.
Only by viewing the data in QGIS I can see there are errors in the original coordinates that need manually editing (Missing minus signs some points or other issues ) and the geometry recreating.
What is the correct syntax?