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GeoDjango Management Commands

inspectdb

django-admin.py inspectdb

When django.contrib.gis is in your INSTALLED_APPS, the inspectdb management command is overridden with one from GeoDjango. The overridden command is spatially-aware, and places geometry fields in the auto-generated model definition, where appropriate.

ogrinspect <data_source> <model_name>

django-admin.py ogrinspect

The ogrinspect management command will inspect the given OGR-compatible DataSource (e.g., a shapefile) and will output a GeoDjango model with the given model name. There’s a detailed example of using ogrinspect in the tutorial.

--blank <blank_field(s)>

Use a comma separated list of OGR field names to add the blank=True keyword option to the field definition. Set with true to apply to all applicable fields.

--decimal <decimal_field(s)>

Use a comma separated list of OGR float fields to generate DecimalField instead of the default FloatField. Set to true to apply to all OGR float fields.

--geom-name <name>

Specifies the model attribute name to use for the geometry field. Defaults to 'geom'.

--layer <layer>

The key for specifying which layer in the OGR DataSource source to use. Defaults to 0 (the first layer). May be an integer or a string identifier for the Layer. When inspecting databases, layer is generally the table name you want to inspect.

--mapping

Automatically generate a mapping dictionary for use with LayerMapping.

--multi-geom

When generating the geometry field, treat it as a geometry collection. For example, if this setting is enabled then a MultiPolygonField will be placed in the generated model rather than PolygonField.

--name-field <name_field>

Generates a __unicode__ routine (__str__ on Python 3) on the model that will return the the given field name.

--no-imports

Suppresses the from django.contrib.gis.db import models import statement.

--null <null_field(s)>

Use a comma separated list of OGR field names to add the null=True keyword option to the field definition. Set with true to apply to all applicable fields.

--srid

The SRID to use for the geometry field. If not set, ogrinspect attempts to automatically determine of the SRID of the data source.

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