GeoDjango Management Commands

inspectdb

django-admin 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

django-admin ogrinspect data_source model_name

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
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
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 GEOM_NAME
Specifies the model attribute name to use for the geometry field. Defaults to 'geom'.
--layer LAYER_KEY
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 __str__() method on the model that returns the given field name.
--no-imports
Suppresses the from django.contrib.gis.db import models import statement.
--null NULL
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 SRID
The SRID to use for the geometry field. If not set, ogrinspect attempts to automatically determine of the SRID of the data source.