I have a csv file with some info and coordinates and I want to create a table in PostGIS with that CSV file. This is what I have so far:

import pandas as pd
import geopandas
from datetime import datetime
#import psycopg2
from geoalchemy2 import Geometry, WKTElement
from sqlalchemy import *

df= pd.read_csv(ruta,sep=';')
df['Tiempo'] = df['Fecha'].map(str)+ " "+ df['Hora']

now = datetime.utcnow()
datetime_str = df["Tiempo"]

for i in datetime_str:
    datetime_object = datetime.strptime(i,'%Y%m%d %H:%M:%S.%f')
    check = now - datetime_object
    if (check.total_seconds() > 300):

gdf=geopandas.GeoDataFrame(df, geometry=geopandas.points_from_xy(df.lng, df.lat))

this is the new geodataframe

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#database connection
engine = create_engine('postgresql://postgres:postgres@localhost:5432/Rayos')
#conn = psycopg2.connect("dbname='Rayos' user='postgres' host='localhost' 

gdf.to_sql('table_name', engine, if_exists='append', index=False, 
                     dtype={'geometry': Geometry('POINT', srid= 4326)})

this is the error:

#old error
ValueError: geometry (geometry(POINT,4326)) not a string
#new error
ProgrammingError: (psycopg2.ProgrammingError) can't adapt type 'Point'

I made some changes according to this post.What I'm doing wrong?

  • is your table set up with the projection and spatial geometry set? gis.stackexchange.com/questions/233209/… – Mapperz Sep 18 at 1:27
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    Sorry - what is a CDV file? It seems that you don't have geometry in this table, just columns of lat/lon, etc. If that is the case, you don't need postgis to do the import, but you will need it to do the conversion of lat and lon columns to geometry. I would think that you need an existing table in the same schema as the CDV (sqlite?) table. – DPSSpatial Sep 18 at 2:52
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    Maybe you can provide us a part of the file you want to import, as actually stated it is unclear what you expect and what is the incoming format – Maximilien jaffrès Sep 18 at 9:26
  • I recently update the post with new code lines and now with the new lines I´m getting a new error in the last part – Luis Medina Sep 18 at 18:55
  • if i read this : pandas.pydata.org/pandas-docs/stable/reference/api/… it could be a syntax problem because 'Geometry('POINT', srid= 4326)' should be a string – Maximilien jaffrès Sep 19 at 8:26

I believe you are probably looking for geopandas-postgis (https://github.com/awburgess/geopandas-postgis; https://pypi.org/project/geopandas-postgis/)

import geopandas as gpd
from sqlalchemy import create_engine

import geopandas_postgis

engine = create_engine("postgresql+psycopg2://postgres:postgres/localhost:test")
gdf.postgis.to_postgis(con=engine, table_name='table_name', if_exists='append', index=False, geometry='Point')

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