[postgis-users] postgis newbie - loading data

Stephen Woodbridge woodbri at swoodbridge.com
Thu Apr 21 10:55:52 PDT 2005

Yes, shp2pgsql is the ustility you need and you should get the data in 
Arcview shapefile format.

-Steve W.

Alec Brecher wrote:
> I new to postgis, but experienced with both GIS and PostgreSQL.
> I have looked through the postgis website for info on loading data but 
> have come up empty handed, so forgive me if there is another source I 
> have overlooked.
> I need to do geocoding using a purchased, geocodeable street file.  The 
> vendor sells the data in various Arc formats.  Does postgis have an 
> import facility to handle ESRI formats?
> Recommendations for places to look?
> Thank you.  -Alec

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