[postgis-users] shp2pgsql: Where are x,y-coordinates stored?

David William Bitner bitner at gyttja.org
Mon Aug 7 18:09:05 PDT 2006

Try v.in.ogr with postgis

On 8/7/06, H.Lekin <h.lekin at gmx.net> wrote:
> Seems rather impossible to reply properly to the all-in-one digest; hope
> it looks OK:
> > well, does your shapefile contain coordinates? If it doesn't, then you
> > will have to create them. See the postgis documentation for the syntax
> > for retrieving geometry.
> The shapefile contains coordinates, as does PostgreSQL/PostGIS after
> importing the shapefile. I can access the latter via QGIS and it is
> displayed correctly.
> For GRASS' v.in.db I have to specify the x,y column names, what QGIS
> seems to do automatically. I listed the geometry_colums attributes. The
> table looks exactly like stated in the PostGIS Manual (which I do not
> find too helpful yet), but does not contain x,y coordinates.
> Meanwhile I found the OpenGIS Simple Features Specification For SQL Rev
> 1.1 - http://www.opengeospatial.org/docs/99-049.pdf -, where Chapters
> 2.2 and look promising as well as really complicated.
> It would be very helpful and time saving, if s.b. could roughly outline
> the basic steps how to access x,y coordinates.
> Many thanks,
> H.L.
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David William Bitner
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