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Django APP to automate GeoDjango shapefile importations and management without affecting migrations.

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# Django-shapefileimport

GeoDjango includes a helper function to import ESRI shapefiles to PostGIS enabled DB: [LayerMapping] It works as intended but it’s still a boring process. Moreover, the usual importing procedure means creating new migrations for each imported shapefile. This is problably OK for sparse importings of a couple of shapefiles. But as I needed to manage many shapefiles and/or keep adding/deleting them it doesn’t sounded to me very sane to keep afecting migration files (and migration history). This APP proposes an alternative to manage such shapefiles: - Adds shapefile ZIP import option in admin page. Imports will include feature fields. - Loads shapefiles by name on demand without touching migrations (so you can use all nice GeoDjango API features) - Delete shapefiles from admin panel - Option to keep or discard uploaded ZIP files while importing to DB

## Installation Clone this repo: `sh git clone ` Enter the ‘django-shapefileimport’ directory, install de dependencies, enter shell and start a new project (For simplicity I reccomend keeping the ending dot at the django-admin startproject command, it makes project folder to be created at same level as the APP [not nested]) `sh pipenv install pipenv shell django-admin startproject mysite . ` edit ‘./mysite/’ and add to INSTALLED_APPS: `sh 'django.contrib.gis', 'shapefileimport' ` Still at ‘./mysite/’, configure the database connection: `py DATABASES = { 'default': { 'ENGINE': 'django.contrib.gis.db.backends.postgis', 'NAME': 'shapeimportsDB', 'USER': 'geo', 'HOST': '', 'PORT': '5432', 'PASSWORD': 'dbpassword', #'CONN_MAX_AGE': 0, }, } ` Run migrations, create superuser and start the APP: `sh python makemigrations python migrate python createsuperuser python runserver ` It must be done at this point. Enter admin panel and start importing your shapefiles. After importing, use ‘loadShape()’ function to load the shapefile and use. Example: `sh from shapefileimport.shapetasks import loadShape from django.core.serializers import serialize ds = loadShape('MyShapeName') ff = serialize('geojson', ds.objects.all(), geometry_field='geom',) `

## Notes - You must have a propper GeoDjango setup environment, refer to - You must have PostGIS enabled, refer to - This APP uses GeoDjango’s LayerMapping helper to extract fields among other operations - Only tested against PostreSQL


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