[postgis-users] shape to postgis inporter fails or crashes
bclay at ball.com
Thu Sep 30 10:17:23 PDT 2010
I am trying to load OpenStreetMap and GDAM data from the shapefiles that
were posted on the network. Some of the work file but those with
special characters often fail or in came cases the application crashes.
The error message get is - Unable to convert field value "<some osm
name>" to UTF-8: iconv reports "Illegal byte sequence"
DBF file character encoding is set to WINDOWS-1252 which if I am reading
correctly should support Unicode characters.
Based on comments posted on the net I also tried setting encoding to
Any thoughts on how to correct this problem would be greatly
I am using PostgreSql version 8.8 and PostGis 1.5.1
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