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    How do I resolve the following Shapefile Import error message?

     

     

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    Sometimes when installing a Postgres database, the extension PostGIS is not successfully installed. This means that if you try to import a table/file with spatial geometry the Importer fails to load the data. To resolve this issue, you simply need to create/install the PostGIS extension correctly.

    In PGAdmin using the SQL window run the following script:

    CREATE EXTENSION postgis;

    The Shapefile Importer will now work correctly.