[postgis-devel] Shapefile to PostGIS Importer

Mark Leslie mark.leslie at lisasoft.com
Wed Dec 16 19:31:17 PST 2009

I'm chasing a bit of work to improve the gui import tool and I'm looking 
for some feedback.  I'm thrilled to see how much has been completed in 
the last few months, but there are three things I'd like to get in.

The first is to add the drop/append/create/prepare options.  Was there a 
reason these were left off the gui?
Second is drag-n-drop capability for selecting files.  This is really my 
big win here, but I'm still digging through docs to sort out how that's 
going to work.
The third is a batch import capability.  This was actually off my radar 
until Paul pointed me at QGIS' import tool, which is slick enough 
emulate.  Once I actually get the time, I'll put my hand to some screen 

I'm also not expecting to get a contract signed before christmas, so 
this work is likely to happen after the 1.5 release, assuming the 
roadmap speaks true.  The batch import is really the only thing on my 
list that feels like it should not be in a point release, since it's a 
user facing change in functionality.  That then pushes these changes 
back to 2.0.  Does it make sense to assume I will be working towards 
2.0, and just backporting the first two bits?

Mark Leslie
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