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bio website aclepostoffice.co.uk
location Norwich, United Kingdom
age 60
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VERY new to GIS in any format! As a Parish Councillor (volunteer, unpaid position) I have identified a need to be able to add our own layers to Ordnance Survey mapping data. So, here I am trying to get to grips with GIS concepts in general and QGIS specifically.

I consider myself to be computer savvy but have never had to learn complicated software in a field I know so little about. I use forums quite a bit but not in such a techie rich environment so the whole stackexchange environment and forum layout is new to me and a little daunting. I keep thinking that at 58 years of age I shouldn't be doing this to myself :)

Very slowly getting to grips with GIS and the software technology that accompanies it. As I learn more I realise that there are more 'real life' uses that I could put QGIS to. I would like to have a layers for all the Parish street furniture and I particularly want to produce an application that will enable us to log data about our street lights including fault reports, repairs and associated costs etc. Recently realised that I may well have to get to grips with some sort of database product and thinking that PostgreSQL might be the way forward.

The more I learn the more I realise I do not know and the bigger the tasks get :)


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comment Basic Question on input to PostgreSQL
I have accepted the answer given realising that there is no one right answer. The command line options will all work but having been used to do everything with a GUI, the pgAdminIII option suits me better.
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comment Basic Question on input to PostgreSQL
I would upvote your answer a_horse_with_no_name but I dont have the rep yet. Thank you anyway :)
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comment Basic Question on input to PostgreSQL
pgAdminIII is the answer to my question. I have found a tutorial that explains its functions. I cant post this as an answer yet though :)
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comment Basic Question on input to PostgreSQL
Should I be using pgAdminIII ?
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answered Lost postgreSQL password in Windows installation
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comment Lost postgreSQL password in Windows installation
Ah Craig, it is one thing being told what to check and a completely different thing to know HOW to check it and WHAT to do once you've checked it. I'm struggling to deal with a Windows software installation which seems to have gone wrong: emphasis on the word struggling :)
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comment Lost postgreSQL password in Windows installation
I think I found the password stored in plain text in a file called pgpass.conf in the users application data area. However, when I try to use Stackbuilder to create a database i get this error when I enter the password. cretadb: could not connect to database template: could not connect to server: connection refused (xoxoooo274D/10061) is the server running on host "localhost" (127.0.0.1)and accepting TCP/IP connections on port 5432?
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