[Qgis-developer] storing and reading WKT geom in non spatial Datasource

Régis Haubourg regis.haubourg at eau-adour-garonne.fr
Tue Sep 17 08:16:52 PDT 2013

Hi all, 
a good question has been raised on Stackexchange [0]

"How do I import WKT text data back into QGIS, and how useful could Base or
Access be in storing the data using WKT rather than spatially enabling it
within a proper GIS database, like Spatialite?"

The good point beyond that, is that adding a WKT field to a database is
often more simple than converting it to spatial DB, since a complete
workflow often exists (forms to create datas, macros.. ). For simple
mapping, without special performance required (no metadata, no spatial
index, no spatial function embeded), that would save me lots of days.  More
precisely, I often have to downgrade to basic shp exports just to map simple
things, when reading directly the datasource could keep it all dynamic.


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