I'm trying to convert this KML dataset of ice arenas to a shapefile using ogr2ogr (GDAL 1.8). After some initial troubleshooting to get the script running, it's creating 184 different shapefiles (736 unique files including required siblings)!
My ogr2ogr script is essentially this, with some extra flags. The
-skipfailures flags are necessary (not sure if precision or geometry are doing anything, but I'm pretty sure they don't hurt). I'd prefer not to use
-skipfailures, as clearly it means losing data, but without it the script won't finish:
ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" "E:\4_GIS\HockeyArenas\shp\ice_rinks.shp" "E:\4_GIS\HockeyArenas\doc.kml" -lco PRECISION=false -nlt "geometry" -append -skipfailures
Ultimately I want to move this data into PostgreSQL/PostGIS, but if it's making 184 shapefiles, I don't want to litter my PostGIS db with 184 tables..
Anyone know how to get one shapefile, preferably without using