[Qgis-developer] loading PostGIS layers

Martin Dobias wonder.sk at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 04:09:38 EST 2010

On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 7:08 PM, cavallini at faunalia.it
<cavallini at faunalia.it> wrote:
> Sounds great, but:
> - it means duplicating work

Not really - the import should work with any vector layer (e.g. kml,
spatialite, or even another postgis db) - so it would be a superset of
the functionality, rather than a duplicate.

> - it will to be kept in sync with upstream postgis changes

I have the impression that postgis is backwards compatible, so no
changes should be necessary until postgis 2.0 - please correct me if
I'm wrong.

> - it does not allow writing sql dumps, useful for users without direct
> access to db.

The sql would have to be generated anyway within qgis libraries, so
that's just a matter of giving the user a chance to save the dump
instead of executing it in the current connection.


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