[postgis-users] how to read a shapefile

Chad S cspam1234 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 14:44:56 PST 2011

Hi all,

 I finally figured out that the examples of code on the website were for 2.7
only and not earlier versions. (unless there is an archive link i missed?).
Also i happened to come up on a link of some lab tutorial on how to read a
shapefile but it said
that the link was broken because of documentation updates and it gives you 2
links but the links are broken(there was a comment from last year regarding

that link is here:

Is there currently an up to date tutorial for 2.7 on how to read a

Also, I have old code that uses the vividsolutions Geometry & the WKTReader
to switch back and forth between this Geometry type and a srtext.


 com.vividsolutions.jts.geom.Geometry jtsArea = area.getJTSGeometry();
 CoordinateReferenceSystem originalCRS = area.getGtCRS();

Is there a way to interact or convert this to the org.geotools geometry
class or how are those packages different?

I guess my initial goal is to just be able to read a shapefile(possibly
casting a datastore to a shapefiledatastore or just using the datastore) and
be able to get things like the CRS of the shapefile, the boundaries, etc. I
am sure those things are easy once you can actually
connect to the shapefile that you want to read from.

Thanks for all the help!

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