[postgis-users] Conference Workshop Data Set - Poly layers won'tload

Mark Cave-Ayland m.cave-ayland at webbased.co.uk
Mon Mar 13 06:45:34 PST 2006

> From: postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net
[mailto:postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net] On Behalf Of Geo
> Sent: 12 March 2006 21:37
> To: postgis-users at postgis.refractions.net
> Subject: [postgis-users] Conference Workshop Data Set - Poly layers
> I am playing around with the data from the Intro to PostGis workshop at
MUM2005.  (Great workshop by the way!)  
> I am running postgres 8.1.2 and PostGis 1.1.1.  on Windows.  I was able to
load the
> bc_pubs and bc_municipality, but bc_roads and bc_voting_areas.  
> I build the sql file with shp2pgsql and then try to run it in the SQL
window of
> PGAdminIII.  The file loads (after a while) and the sql appears to excute,
but no
> messages are generated.  No table is created either.  These large shape
files do appear > to tax the laptop resources, so the only thing that I can
think of is that I am running > out of memory or something.  Anyone have an
idea or had a similar situation?  
> David.

Hi David,

Have you tried loading in the resulting SQL file from the command line using
psql? I can’t say that I’ve used pgAdmin III to load large datasets but I’ve
used psql without any problems. I normally fire up a command prompt in the
PostgreSQL directory and then do something like:

psql.exe –d mydatabase –f mysql.sql –U pguser

BTW a lot of people on this list don’t use PostgreSQL/PGAdminIII on Windows
and so will not be able easily read HTML emails – you’re more likely to get
a response if you post messages in plain text format.

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