[postgis-users] Importing large feature class into PostGIS fromArcSDE

Obe, Regina robe.dnd at cityofboston.gov
Thu Jul 24 05:09:03 PDT 2008

I haven't tried this, but I think if you have OGR2OGR compiled with
ArcSDE libraries then you can use that to pipe the data directly to
PostGIS without an intermediary file.  Unfortunately you can't get a
precompiled version with ArcSDE I think because of licensing issues so
you have to compile yourself.

I suspect that would require the least amount of effort if you get it
going since you can list all the feature classes you want to export on
one line.


I've just barely installed ArcGIS Desktop on my pc and haven't really
even opened it up, so can't be much help there.

Hope that helps,


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Subject: [postgis-users] Importing large feature class into PostGIS

I want to import a large feature class (several dozens of gigabytes)
into PostGIS from ArcSDE.

What are my options aside from exporting the feature class into
reasonably sized shapefiles (whatever reasonably sized might be). If
separating the feature class into many smaller shapefiles is my only
option (without a significant amount of programming), is there an
efficient way to do this in ArcGIS Desktop?



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