[GRASS5] PostGIS with GRASS 5.7

Radim Blazek blazek at itc.it
Mon Jan 26 05:23:43 EST 2004

On Friday 23 January 2004 19:40, Stephan Holl wrote:
> Dear GRASS-Developers,
> while thinking about using GRASS 5.7 as a 'PostGIS-data-editor' I am
> facing the problem, that areas are only read as boundaries by UMN
> Mapserver.
> You know about that, I guess.
> But are there some workarounds to display GRASS-modified PostGIS-data
> correctly in UMN Mapserver?!
> Another question is about the user management with roles, views etc. in
> Postgres.
> Is it possible to apply this user management of Postgres to the db-user
> who is modifying the PostGIS database?
> Any suggestion would be highly appreciated.

There are too many problems with PostGIS in GRASS, I thing, that 
the best would be to remove or at leas disable PostGIS and maybe 
shapefile and support only OGR sources as read only with pseudotopology.

Why do you need data stored in PostGIS? It is impossible to publish
the data anybody is working on. Editing may be done in GRASS native
and once finished, you can run v.out.ogr.


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