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Python Geospatial Development - Second Edition by Erik Westra

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Setting up the database

Assuming you have created a PostgreSQL template for PostGIS as described in the Prerequisites section of this chapter, setting up the PostGIS database for the ShapeEditor is trivial—simply type the following at the command prompt:

% createdb shapeeditor

Tip

If you don't have PostgreSQL's createdb command on your path, you will need to prefix this command with the directory where PostgreSQL's command-line tools are stored.

If your PostgreSQL installation requires you to supply a username when creating a database, you can do this by adding the -U command-line option, like this:

% createdb shapeeditor -U <username>

You will be prompted to enter the user's password, if it has one.

This will create a new database named shapeeditor ...

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