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       pgsql2shp - postgis to shapefile dumper


       pgsql2shp [options] database [schema.]table
       pgsql2shp [options] database query


       The  pgsql2shp  table  dumper  connects  directly  to  the  database  and converts a table
       (possibly created by user query) into a shape file. It is compatible with all versions  of

       Version: 1.1.5 (2006/10/06)


       The <database> is the name of the database to connect to.

       The  <table>  is  the  (optionally  schema-qualified)  table  to  read  spatial data from.
       Alternatively, you can specify a QUERY whose result will be written into the shapefile.


       The commandline options are:

       -f <filename>
              Write the output to a particular filename.

       -h <host>
              The database host to connect to.

       -p <port>
              The port to connect to on the database host.

       -P <password>
              The password to use when connecting to the database.

       -u <user>
              The username to use when connecting to the database.

       -g <geometry column>
              In the case of tables with multiple geometry columns, the geometry  column  to  use
              when writing the shape file.

       -b     Use  a  binary cursor. When used on pre-1.0.0 PostGIS versions this will reduce the
              likelihood of coordinate drift due to conversion to and from WKT format. Coordinate
              drifts  will  not  occur with PostGIS 1.0.0 and newer versions. It will be slightly
              faster, but might fail if any NON-geometry column lacks a cast to text.

       -r     Raw mode. Do not drop the gid field, or escape column names.

       -d     For backward compatibility: write a 3-dimensional shape file when dumping from  old
              (pre-1.0.0)  postgis  databases (the default is to write a 2-dimensional shape file
              in that case). Starting from postgis-1.0.0+, dimensions are fully encoded.

       -k     Keep identifiers case (don't uppercase field names).

       -m <filename>
              Specify a file containing a set of mappings of (long) column names to 10  character
              DBF  column  names.  The  content  of  the  file  is one or more lines of two names
              separated by white space and no trailing or leading space:

              COLUMNNAME DBFFIELD1\n


       -?     Display version and usage information.


       To compile the program from source, simply run "make" in the source directory.  Then  copy
       the  binary  in your shell search path (or wherever you like). This text is also available
       as a man page in the ../doc/man/ directory, ready for copying it into  the  manual  search
       path on unixoid systems.


       An  example  session using the dumper to create shape file from a database might look like

       # pgsql2shp -f myfile -p 5555 my_db roads_table


       Originally written by Jeff Lounsbury <>.  Improved and  maintained
       by  Sandro  Santilli  <>.   Includes  small  contributions  and improvements by

       This  application  uses   functionality   from   shapelib   1.2.9   by   Frank   Warmerdam
       <> to write to ESRI Shape files.



       More information is available at