Digital Geography

OpenSource QGIS + PostGIS installation: “the Windows way”

A short time ago I’ve posted an article on the installation of QGIS in combination with a PostGIS database in the background. As we all know, Windows is mostly used as OS on a PC so this is the Windowized version. This is a short summary that sums up the article of a site called Boston GIS. I’ll show you how to install QGIS version 1.8 (which will be updated in some days) and PostgreSQL with PostGIS extension and show you the first steps in the import of shapefiles and raster data.

importing shapefiles in Python

Python is a very common scripting language which seems like a swiss knife for programming. This is the reason to use it as a framework for the program “where are your customers“. In this context I need to import the shapefile into Python. Therefore the guys at geospatialpython present a nice module to import shapefiles into python. First install the file using easy-install/pip. Therefore open the terminal: