[postgis-users] ArcGIS desktop accessing and reading from PostGIS

Shaozhong SHI shishaozhong at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 10:39:19 PDT 2019

Hi, Bruce,


I will have a good read.

Surely, data needs to be uploaded into PostGIS correctly.  Any definitive
guide or documentation available?

And, how about loading data into PostGIS for MapInfo users?



On Mon, 26 Aug 2019 at 18:35, Bruce Rindahl <bruce.rindahl at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am not sure if this thread needs to be all this complicated.   ArcMap
> can read PostgreSQL/PostGIS directly without any configuration issues.
> From the ArcMap interface, select File -> Add Data -> Add Query Layer.
> From this menu you create a connection to a database on your server with
> your user name and password.  You can create as many connections as you
> want and save them.  Then pick the table you want.  It even reads the SRS
> from PostGIS.  Details are at:
> https://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/latest/map/working-with-layers/creating-a-query-layer.htm
> You can save the layer as a *.lyr file with all the connection info for
> others to use.
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