[postgis-users] images in postgresql

pcreso at pcreso.com pcreso at pcreso.com
Sun Mar 6 00:35:08 PST 2011

Hi Robert,

Can you do turbines as WFS with one of the fields the URL for the image, so the client has the image URL readily available? Or if you stick with WMS, you can still query the feature to get the URL of the image, see how to set up a query layer via your WMS server application.

Brent Wood

--- On Sun, 3/6/11, Robert Buckley <robertdbuckley at yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Robert Buckley <robertdbuckley at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [postgis-users] images in postgresql
To: "PostGIS Users Discussion" <postgis-users at postgis.refractions.net>
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2011, 9:28 PM

thanks for the tip,

your book looks great...ill have to get it.

The windturbine table exists in EPSG:4326. I made a seperate table for the images because I didn´t wan´t to blow the size of the wind turbine table out of proportion and jeopardize performance.

I am making a simple application to show wind turbines as wms and I wanted to show the turbine in a popup. I´m not sure how to get the popup to display though.

Any examples?


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Is there a reason why you have the points in a separate table 
or do you have points in both tables and you want to relate by a spatial 
  If its a 1 to 1 relationship, we would just put them in 
the same table.
As far as foreign keys go, you should have some identifier the 
same in the two tables.  Do you? 
So it would be of the form
SELECT wt.wt_id, wt.geom, p.picture
FROM windturbines As wt INNER JOIN pictures As p ON wt.wt_id = 
or if they are spatially related by space

SELECT wt.wt_id, wt.geom, p.picture
FROM windturbines As wt INNER JOIN pictures As p ON 
ST_DWithin(wt.geom, pt.geom, 10)
The 10 depends on the 
spatial reference system or if you are using geography type then it means 10 
meters.  So I'm treating the wind turbine location and picture location as 
the same if they are within 10 meters apart.
BTW: you might want to 
read the first chapter of our upcoming book.  It's a free download and 
answers this type of question with concrete examples.

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Robert Buckley
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[postgis-users] images in postgresql


am just experimenting at the moment with a project and could do with some 

I have created a database which contains photos of 
Windturbines.  I also have a postgis database with the locations (points) 
of the wind turbines and would like join the photos to the points via a link 
table or foreign key.

As you can tell, I haven´t too much experience with 
postgresql and relational database design. But i can imagine that the task 
should not be too difficult.

I am just a bit unsure how to go about it. 
The photos are on the linux server and the creation of the table and the insert 
of the image was successfull. But how do i get the  join and how would I 
display this photo in a geoext project?

thanks for any 


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