Ticket #34 (closed enhancement: fixed)
.prj creation by pgsql2shp
|Reported by:||dane.springmeyer||Owned by:||robe|
Description (last modified by robe) (diff)
This is a very minor feature request.
It would be great to be able to automatically generate the .prj file needed by many shapefile readers during export from postgis.
I also made a note of this issue on the postgis-users list a while back ( http://postgis.refractions.net/pipermail/postgis-users/2007-November/017698.html)
An optional flag for pgsql2shp, say -s 4326, would match the specified srid and pull from cooresponding srtext field.
For any custom projections added that did not have a cooresponding srtext field, a warning could be output by pgsql2shp. The user would then be responsible for filling it in if blank, from spatialrefererence.org or other sources.
I understand that the srtext field was likely not intended to be used this way, so there may be better solutions.
This thread notes ( http://postgis.refractions.net/pipermail/postgis-users/2004-October/005958.html) that postgis would benefit from a full fledged WKT parser, but in the case of this feature request, I don't imaging that much parsing would need to be involved to output the srtext during export.