[FWTools] PGeo->Postgres on Ubuntu 9.04. Can virtualbox help?

Roald de Wit list at rdewit.net
Wed Jul 21 22:05:09 EST 2010


Shapefiles also tend to lose date/time formats (they get turned into 
strings). In order to overcome this issue and the column name length 
one, I tend to convert to MapInfo files. You can load those files into 
PostGIS with ogr2ogr just as easily as shapefiles.



On 21/07/10 04:15, David Epstein wrote:
> Frank,
> Thank you for your suggestion. I did start to convert to shapefiles and
> noticed the column name length issue. Is there anything else I should be
> concerned about in terms of data accuracy/loss?
> thank you,
> -david
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