A One-Touch (Almost) Data Loader With FWTools and PostGIS

So my PostGIS/SharpMap/WPF project is ready to go out the door. Literally. The servers are being loaded onto pallets and shipped to their respective destinations. Great! Time for a cold one! Well……maybe not. There’s one little problem: there’s no data on the servers yet.

We had to coordinate with a large national government agency to get the data we needed. That part of the process experienced a little “slippage”. As a result, the last part of the task changed from loading data onto the servers to developing a data loading tool that could be run from a DVD with minimal involvement from humans. (Those pesky humans.) Just another Monday.

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