Is there anywhere available shp2pgsql binaries for windows without installing the whole PostGIS? I particularity need the command line version of that import tool.

I would like to share a batch script that uses the shp2pgsql.exe to my co-workers but don't know how to share the shp2pgsql.exe. Could I just copy that file from my postgres/bin folder? I suppose that then I need at least libpg.dll. How about other files (libgdal-1.dll, libproj.dll)?

  • may be useful for you comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gis.postgis/3080
    – Sunil
    Feb 6, 2013 at 8:27
  • Thanks @Sunil, but didn't help. That thread was from 2004 and linked to unknown zip file that doesn't exists. And ogr2ogr doesn't work in my case.
    – LauriK
    Feb 6, 2013 at 9:43
  • We are researching on your issue..and let you know soon
    – Sunil
    Feb 6, 2013 at 9:45
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    Its working @ my end download.osgeo.org/postgis/windows
    – Sunil
    Feb 6, 2013 at 9:49
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    Use depend.exe to find what libraries it depends on. I think libconv might be the only one. Feb 7, 2013 at 19:44

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Answering to my own question based on help from @Sunil and @Paul.

Shp2pgsql.exe is available in binary download from http://download.osgeo.org/postgis/windows. It comes with a lot of unnecessary files. Only libiconv-2.dll in needed.

To be able to load shapes to PostGIS also the psql.exe is needed. It comes with pgAdmin installation. It depends on libpq.dll, libintl.dll and ssleay32.dll.

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    Thanks, small update for the current version of shp2pgsql. Additional files required: libgcc_s_seh-1.dll, libgeos.dll, libgeos_c.dll, libproj-9.dll, libstdc++-6.dll. Also libintl.dll is now libintl-8.dll.
    – Konrad
    Mar 14, 2016 at 12:01

Not sure how long it's been available, but if you download the ZIP bundle from the link above, it contains a GUI for the Shapefile <--> PostGIS import/export in \bin\postgisgui.

Works like a charm, and no installation required!

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