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********************************************READ ME FILE********************************************

File Date: April 17, 2012
File Name: arcmap2psql2geoserver
File Version: 1.0

Software Name: sshPostGIS 
Version: 1.0

System Prerequisites: ArcGIS 10 or above (therefore Windows XP and above), *GeoServer, PostGIS

*If geoserver and postgres are not installed, 
the latest versions can be obtained here:

**Before running script, be sure to have created a template database named geodb as described:

Installation Instructions:
1. Unzip the file
2. Open up ArcMap, go to the Catalog, right click and add toolbox by locating it where it is stored. You can also drag 
and drop the toolbox from the above directories. 
3. Upon adding toolbox, right click the sshPostGIS_script and navigate to properties and click the source tab, 
and change the script file source to where it is located. 
4. Click apply and ok. 

Facilitates the transferring of a shapefile from a PostGIS database to a GeoServer via an ArcMap toolscript with 
epsg checking via an epsg list included derived from 
How to Use:
Click the script tool and fill in accordingly the fields dealing with ArcMap first, then PostGis, and finally GeoServer. 
***Make sure to follow standard naming procedure of ArcMap (i.e. no spaces, no punctuation, starting with a letter, etc.)

Shapefile-a shapefile currently open within the table of contents or what is known as a layer panel 
Make sure to only input shapefiles, or else the dialog progress screen will state an improper input message. 
Make sure shapefiles are a maximum of 12 characters, start with a letter, and alphanumeric. 
Feature classes will be incompatible
If the shapefile has an epsg or wkid unsupported by geoserver, it will respond back with the 404 error. 

Server-where the current connection between the PostGis database will be facilitated. 
This is generally done via localhost, 
however it may also be done via the web interface of PostGis though modifications will be needed.

Port Number- directly related to the server if localhost should be used; i.e. the number associated with 
where Postgres processes will be performed in relation to the tool.

Database- the name that will be referred to containing the layer within the PostGis database. 
Note: be sure not to start this off with a number or anything non alphabetical 

User && Password- the necessary security credentials for the PostGis database

Base URL-the url for geoserver
Note: may be localhost with the portnumber specified from depending on Tomcat configurations
Generally 8080 or the geoserver web interface.

Geoserver User-the username for the geoserver

Geoserver Password-the password for the geoserver

*Make sure Workspace, Namespace, and Datastore are all new upon each iteration of the script. 
Workspace-the workspace for the geoserver
Namespace-the namespace for the geoserver
Note: allows having two things with the same name, but doesn't clash
Datastore-the datastore name for the shapefile

Upon populating all the fields, as long as * does not occur it should upload into the postgis database and then show up in geoserver.

*Known Issues:
in the main code block, you are essentially checking the incoming EPSG of the shapefile being loaded if this EPSG is not among the list of those in the epsg file, then the shapefile may need to be changed.

currently only compatible with geoserver 2.1.3 operated locally and executed remotely via geoserver url and default geoserver installation.
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