[postgis-users] Shapefile Tool
blake at hailmail.net
Fri Jun 13 11:13:01 PDT 2008
As far as geometric entities the two GUI viewers that I am familiar
with that can draw these are uDig and Mapwindow.
I have not used uDIG for this but I have used Mapwindow a bit.
Link to download Mapwindow is here: http://www.mapwindow.org/download.php?show_details=1
Mapwindow unfortunately is a windows only project but has several
useful features not found in the other cross-platform tools already
From the menu:
Plugins > Shapefile Editor
That adds to useful icons to the toolbar:
1) Create New Shapefile
2) Add a new regular shape to current shapefile
This will allow you to create one of 4 geometric shapes: n-sided
regular polygon, rectangle, circle, or ellipse
Mapwindow also has the ability to load shapefiles into postgis, but
this is a feature I have not used. If I need to do this from a graphic
environment (rather than shp2pgsql) I use Qgis and the 'Spit' plugin.
On Jun 12, 2008, at 7:39 PM, Bob Pawley wrote:
> Thank you
> I use QGis as a viewer and I also have Open Jump.
>> From what I have been able to determine so far, the editing tools
>> only allow
> editing of geographic files that have already been created.
> I was hoping for a way of drawing geometric entities (boxes, spheres
> etc.) that can then be exported as a shapefile or directly as WKT or
> Perhaps, these two viewers have this capability? If so, I would
> appreciate a link that explains how to use the system.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Ramsey" <pramsey at cleverelephant.ca
> To: "PostGIS Users Discussion" <postgis-users at postgis.refractions.net>
> Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 7:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [postgis-users] Shapefile Tool
>> On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 7:04 PM, Bob Pawley <rjpawley at shaw.ca> wrote:
>>> Does anyone know of a tool the will allow the user to draw a
>>> object and convert it to a shapefile, or WKT/WKB, suitable to
>>> import into
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