Monday, July 14, 2014

Disk I/O Error on sqlite/spatialite

On running sqlite CREATE and INSERT queries, I was getting some mysterious errors, like "Error: disk I/O error", despite having the proper permissions on the .sqlite file and adequate space in the directory.  I then broke down the compound query to a simple query and was getting "GEOS error: IllegalArgumentException: Points of LinearRing do not form a closed linestring", though I found that doing Hex(PolygonFromText(...)) did return a hex string.  My WKT was, however, poorly formed.  WKT requires that the final coordinate pair and the beginning coordinate pair are the same, as in  PolyFromText('POLYGON((-75.8 38.4, -75.0 38.4, -75.0 39.85, -75.8 39.85))',4236).  After I fixed that, my more complex queries were able to run successfully.
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