[postgis-users] Configuration and getting started issues

Paragon Corporation lr at pcorp.us
Thu Aug 7 02:56:19 PDT 2008

Take a look at this cheat sheet.  We tried to cover the basics that any user
would need to know in the examples section.  
You shouldn't be editing those tables directly, but instead be using the
AddGeometryColumns functions provided.
Hope that helps,


From: postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net
[mailto:postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net] On Behalf Of
Khavindra Sivenandan
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 10:05 AM
To: postgis-users at postgis.refractions.net
Subject: [postgis-users] Configuration and getting started issues

Hi There


I am new to PostGIS/PostgreSQL. Can somebody help me with the following
support information.


I went as far as installing PostgreSQL & PostGIS. I require to configure the
Geometry_Columns Table as in the manual. It is somewhat vague as to the
inputs into the columns F_Table_Catalogue, F_Table_Schema & F_Table_Name. I
have managed to sort out the other columns as indicated in the manual


I have managed to connect to the database from various opensource desktop
GIS software, but my database is not configured correctly. Is there any
detailed material, other than the online manual I can look up or can
somebody please help me to move on further from here. Ultimately, I would
like to move data (shapefiles) into the database within some classification
system (e.g. by Province, state, etc.) which can then be utilised by desktop
and web users.





Khavin Sivenandan

Khavindra at sefsa.co.za

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