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How can I convert an excel file with x, y columns to a shapefile?

Probably this could be an easy question for most of the people. But I would like to know the way to generate shape file, if I have an input as Excel or csv file format.

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marked as duplicate by whuber Jan 16 '12 at 15:08

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Does your source Excel/CSV have coordinates or addresses in them? –  Mapperz Jan 16 '12 at 15:08
    
Yeah, it contains latlon too. Input can be any normal csv/excel file which should contain latlon(in my case polygon or multilinestring) and I need to get the shape file as the output. I was looking through JGrass(jgrasstechtips.blogspot.com/2008/05/…) and trying to figure out how it works. Thanks –  panalbish Jan 16 '12 at 16:16
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GDAL has support for CSV files, as documented here. In the examples section there is an example of converting a shapefile to csv which should help you get started.

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