Is there a way to modify st_simplify to have a maximum segment length? I want 
to be able to limit it to 500 feet.

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On Feb 14, 2020, 1:13 PM, at 1:13 PM, Regina Obe <l...@pcorp.us> wrote:
>gdal_translate does not have a PostGIS raster writer (or at least not
>last time I checked).  So you can’t use it to load rasters into
>PostGIS, but  can use it to output  postgis raster to other formats.
>Need to use raster2pgsql for PostGIS raster loading.
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>As far as ogr2ogr vs. shp2gpsql there probably isn’t much of a
>difference between shp2pgsql vs. ogr2ogr.  Both use some variant of
>shapelib library.  Though I think ogr2ogr may make a direct connection
>where as shp2pgsql just generates a script.
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>That said you could achieve the same in ogr2ogr. So that’s more of a
>limitation of shp2pgsql than a benefit.
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>From: postgis-users [mailto:postgis-users-boun...@lists.osgeo.org] On
>Behalf Of Micha Silver
>Sent: Friday, February 14, 2020 6:03 AM
>To: PostGIS Users Discussion <postgis-users@lists.osgeo.org>; Jachym
>Cepicky <jachym.cepi...@gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [postgis-users] gdal or shp2pgsql
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>On 14/02/2020 12:50, Jachym Cepicky wrote:
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>Hi all,
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>I would like to ask, whether you are aware of any big performance
>differences or any other serious reasons, why could shp2pgsql and
>raster2pgsql be preferred over ogr2ogr and gdal_translate ?
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>Encoding of attribute tables in shapefiles is often a problem, and
>shp2pgsql has the -W option to help to get it right. I don't know how I
>would duplicate that in ogr2ogr. Maybe with some -lco incantation?
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>Thanks, Micha
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>From the users perspective, I can use both tools on similar manner and
>have no problem with "complex" gdal data model and parameters options
>and I would probably prefer the GDAL tools, since it allows me to
>translate between various formats without specifically care, what they
>are, while *2pgsql is always Postgres specific
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>Maybe one missing feature of the PostGIS native tools: is there
>elegant way (besides of subprocess module), how to use them in
>Python(3) environment?
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>Thank you for clarification
>
>Jachym
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>Ben Gurion Univ.
>Sde Boker, Remote Sensing Lab
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