[postgis-users] GML > PostGIS

Martin Davis mbdavis at refractions.net
Wed Jan 7 11:12:29 PST 2009

Do you have a fixed schema?  Can you post an example GML document?

Peter Brewer wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm writing a webservice that reads and writes (amongst other things)
> location data to/from a Postgres/PostGIS database.
> Outputting the data as GML from the database is easy using the asGML()
> PostGIS function.  What I'm pondering over is how to write data to the
> database when sent by the user in GML format.
> GDAL/OGR doesn't seem to allow GML > PostGIS conversion.  Any ideas how
> I can do this?  I'm restricting users to the 'Simple Features' subset of
> GML so I only need to be able to write points, lines and polygons to the
> database.  Am I really stuck with parsing the GML myself and writing
> PostGIS SQL statements?  It doesn't seem enormously difficult so I'm
> wondering why there isn't a library to do this already.
> Any help or pointers much appreciated
> Cheers
> Peter
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Martin Davis
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