[postgis-users] insert interactively asc or text files

Chetan Tiwari chetan.tiwari at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 15:20:51 PDT 2007

Hi All
It seems like my previous message (see below) was deleted because of the
attachment. Sorry for this off topic question, but is it possible to send
attachments to this list?

- Chetan

On 7/5/07, Chetan Tiwari <chetan.tiwari at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Pere
> I am attaching a zip file with the perl script, an example html form, a
> test dataset and setup instructions. I am assuming that your data has the
> following columns: id, longitude, latitude, species, genus, family. You can
> change this in the script if I got it wrong. It should work fine with large
> datasets (30,000 records should not be a problem at all). The script is
> configured to work on a windows machine, although with some minor changes to
> pathnames, it should work in linux/unix environments as well. Please let me
> know if you have any questions or have trouble getting it to work. I've
> never sent attachments on this list, so if the zipfile does not come through
> please let me know and I'll send it to you directly.
> - Chetan
> PS This version simply uploads the file to a temp location and then loads
> it into postgresql/postgis. I still need to look into Stephen's suggestion.
> On 7/5/07, pere roca <peroc79 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > Hi Chetan and Stephen ,
> > many thanks for your offer! I must definitely update about scripting
> > (and
> > never used perl) along with psql, so I think your perl script will help
> > me
> > in learning too.
> > Shortly, what I want is to let users see his point data (species
> > occurences) in my web application (for that I must update a PostGIS
> > table) ;
> > when session finishes, data should disappear.
> > I was thinking to restrict the data to insert (X,Y and species, genus,
> > family for example) 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. Chetan, does
> > your script work fine and quickly for huge data (about... 30.000records) ?
> >
> > Thanks also Stephen for your collaboration! I will inform you about my
> > progress [ or problems ;.) ]
> >
> >

Chetan Tiwari, Ph.D. (ABD)
Dept. of Geography, The Univ. of Iowa
316 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242
Ph. (319) 335-0165 Fax (319) 335-2725
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