Insert WKT data

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Streaming insert into GEOGRAPHY column with WKT data.

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Python

Before trying this sample, follow the Python setup instructions in the BigQuery quickstart using client libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery Python API reference documentation.

from google.cloud import bigquery
import shapely.geometry
import shapely.wkt

bigquery_client = bigquery.Client()

# This example uses a table containing a column named "geo" with the
# GEOGRAPHY data type.
table_id = "my-project.my_dataset.my_table"

# Use the Shapely library to generate WKT of a line from LAX to
# JFK airports. Alternatively, you may define WKT data directly.
my_geography = shapely.geometry.LineString(
    [(-118.4085, 33.9416), (-73.7781, 40.6413)]
)
rows = [
    # Convert data into a WKT string.
    {"geo": shapely.wkt.dumps(my_geography)},
]

#  table already exists and has a column
# named "geo" with data type GEOGRAPHY.
errors = bigquery_client.insert_rows_json(table_id, rows)
if errors:
    raise RuntimeError(f"row insert failed: {errors}")
else:
    print(f"wrote 1 row to {table_id}")

Ruby

Before trying this sample, follow the Ruby setup instructions in the BigQuery quickstart using client libraries. For more information, see the BigQuery Ruby API reference documentation.

require "google/cloud/bigquery"
require "rgeo"

def insert_geography_wkt dataset_id = "your_dataset_id", table_id = "your_table_id"
  bigquery = Google::Cloud::Bigquery.new
  dataset  = bigquery.dataset dataset_id
  table    = dataset.table table_id

  # Use the RGeo library to generate WKT of a line from LAX to
  # JFK airports. Alternatively, you may define WKT data directly.
  factory = RGeo::Geographic.spherical_factory
  my_line = factory.line_string([factory.point(-118.4085, 33.9416), factory.point(-73.7781, 40.6413)])
  row_data = [
    # Convert data into a WKT string: "LINESTRING (-118.4085 33.9416, -73.7781 40.6413)"
    { geo: my_line.as_text }
  ]

  # Table already exists and has a column named "geo" with data type GEOGRAPHY.
  response = table.insert row_data

  if response.success?
    puts "Inserted GEOGRAPHY WKT row successfully"
  else
    puts "GEOGRAPHY WKT row insert failed: #{response.error_rows.first&.errors}"
  end
end

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