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How to access feature classes in File Geodatabases with python and gdal?

I have installed:



import ogr
driver = ogr.GetDriverByName("FileGDB")
print driver

I receive None

Do I need to install something extra to open GDB?

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Looks like you'll need to build GDAL with FileGDB support.


An alternative is to use OSGEO4W. It automatically takes care of all your dependencies under Windows.


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I saw first link but I don't now how to use this instrutions...Is possible to download a compiled GDAL with FileGDB? –  user7172 Oct 4 '12 at 19:35
Not that I'm aware of. The easiest thing to do is download OSGEO4W. There is a very good procedure here: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/26285/… –  Rayner Oct 4 '12 at 19:49

For those using OSX Lion, here are some good step-by-step instructions: https://gist.github.com/2005158

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