This may have been asked before, but A) what software/libraries etc do I need to B) load multiple rasters into PostGIS?

I have Python 2.7.5, QGIS 1.9 (latest Weekly Build), PostGIS (whatever the latest version is) and I've downloaded the latest batch of GDAL codecs)

Any help would be greatly appreciated



  • equally I keep seeing lots of pages saying to use raster2pgsql - but do I run this Command Prompt, in Python, in QGIS? (I've tried all three so far with no success!)
    – SteveC81
    Aug 8, 2013 at 20:23
  • gis.stackexchange.com/questions/65848/… you run the command in postgres pgadminIII or for windows the command prompt logged into postgres
    – Mapperz
    Aug 8, 2013 at 20:26
  • Is that in the PSQL Console in pgAdminIII?
    – SteveC81
    Aug 8, 2013 at 20:31
  • yes the PSQL Console in pgAdminIII under Plugins
    – Mapperz
    Aug 8, 2013 at 20:40
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    You use the -f option, which specifies the name of the destination raster column, but you don't specify a name. Like this, raster2pgsql will set "-I" as column name instead of interpreting -I as an option. See postgis.refractions.net/docs/using_raster.xml.html for more info. I assume that you separated the two commands (raster2pgsql, psql) by a semicolon. Consider piping them (using the | character) instead of saving the commands to a .sql each time. Aug 9, 2013 at 7:50

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I managed to get it to work - I needed to add the folder where the raster2pgsql is located into the environmental variables - Path on the computer. This enabled me to run the application in cmd, although not within pgAdminIII for some reason...

  • Could you mark this as the answer, so it gets "closed off". Thanks
    – BradHards
    Oct 10, 2013 at 2:32

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