[postgis-users] insert interactively asc or text files

pere roca peroc79 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 00:59:56 PDT 2007

  hi Michael,
  thanks for your references, the problem is that what I want is not to type
anything in console (psql) but to construct an automatic insertion to Db
(when the user uploads a "text" (.csv, .txt file) and send it to my server,
then it runs "something" to insert into a table). Shortly, what I want is to
let users see his point data (species occurences) in my web application;
when session finishes, data should disappear. So, I should construct a
script, maybe using COPY, but how to write such kind of scripts? some PDF,
web references to learn it?

  I was thinking to restrict the data to insert (X,Y and species, genus,
family) and to have a pre-constructed table in PostGIS with these columns. I
suppose it should minimize much more the work and time to insert data and
should also make much easier the scripting. 


Michael Fuhr wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 12:53:27AM -0700, pere roca wrote:
>>   I just was wondering if there is some tool to insert automatically data
>> from a .asc or .csv or text file (just X,Y and thematic data) to PostGIS
>> (something similar to shp2pgsql.exe).
> Are you familiar with COPY (or psql's \copy)?
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/interactive/sql-copy.html
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/interactive/app-psql.html
>>   What I want to do is that after a user inserts a file in our server,
>> automatically this file is inserted in someway to PostGIS. How would you
>> do
>> it?
> How are files being sent to the server?  Can you explain in more
> detail how your system works and what you're trying to do?
> -- 
> Michael Fuhr
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