ogr2ogr is an open source command line utility popular for converting to and from various vector spatial data formats.

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ogr2ogr giving “ERROR 1: Failed connect to 192.168.4.18:8181; Operation timed out” error?

This is my command, which was working OK yesterday: ogr2ogr -f "GeoJSON" ../geojson/myfile.geojson ../data/gml/myfile.gml -s_srs EPSG:27700 -t_srs EPSG:4326 The output is this: ERROR 1: Failed ...
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Is there any way to use open source tools to make sure that lines on a map dont overlap?

I am a generalist developer getting the hang of basic gis. I made this geojson map by clipping and converting different shapefiles. The problem is that the precincts of New Orleans extend into the ...
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ogr2ogr/python overwrite PostGIS table

Using ogr2ogr command line I can overwrite or append to an existing PostGIS table like: ogr2ogr -f "PostgreSQL"-overwrite PG:"host=myserver port=54321 user=user dbname=mydbname password=mypassword" ...
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How can I see the layers in an .OSM file?

I have an osm file. I am trying to convert it to geojson with ogr2ogr. I get an error that ogr2ogr can't handle multiple layers. How can I tell what layers are in the file and remove them? I see from ...
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How can you prevent ogr2ogr from truncating trailing zeros when setting coordinate_precision=0 and saving to GeoJSON?

This weekend I started using ogr2ogr and discovered that it's a great tool for converting from one spatial reference system to another. I used it to convert a shapefile to GeoJSON, from WGS84 to a ...
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Converting JSON/GeoJSON files to Shapefiles

I have a quick question please about converting JSON/GeoJSON files. I'm trying to convert some JSON files into something I know how to work with (shapefile, R objects or PostGIS). I'm afraid I have ...
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ogr2ogr GeoJSON GeometryCollection

All, I have a Postgres/PostGIS DB with two geometries in a single table. I want to export them as a GeoJSON GeometryCollection (see here) but I can't seem to get the GEOMETRY_AS_COLLECTION layer ...
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How do I teach ogr2ogr about a projection?

I have JSON generated from ArcGIS that I want to convert to GeoJSON in EPSG 4326. This fails: $ ogr2ogr -f GeoJSON -t_srs EPSG:4326 out.geo.json in.arcgis.json OGRGeoJSON ERROR 6: EPSG PCS/GCS code ...
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Converting multilayer KML files to GeoJSON using ogr2ogr

I have a kml file that I'm trying to convert to GeoJSON. However, it turns out there's multiple layers, and ogr2ogr isn't happy. $ ogr2ogr -f GeoJSON shapes.json shapes.kml ERROR 6: GeoJSON driver ...
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How to Set the Vertical Coordinate system when creating 3D Shapefile?

I have data of wells in CSV format, which I'm converting to a 3D shapefile, using ogr2ogr. The latitude and longitude are in WGS84, while the depth is from the WGS84 geoid. I have the OSGeo4W ...
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If using ogr2ogr to load a PostGIS DB, does the PG string need host and port arguments?

The ogr2ogr command in this question How to Import ESRI Geodatabase format .gdb into PostGIS was missing the host and port arguments, or so I thought. My answer included something like this ogr2ogr ...
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Will MapInfo only read PostGIS data that has been loaded via EasyLoader?

NMZ says in this thread that MapInfo will only read data in PostGIS that has been loaded by MapInfo's EasyLoader. I wasn't sure if this was still the case so I've loaded data into postgis via ogr2ogr ...
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Lost relation when importing from OSM to PostgreSQL with ogr2ogr

I am currently trying to import all administrative boundaries (countries, states, cities, etc) from OSM. I downloaded a small file from Geofabrik (Corsica), in order to run my tests. I understand ...
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In Ogr2OGR: what is SRS?

I am trying to understand this command: ogr2ogr -f "MapInfo File" original.tab wgs84.shp -s_srs EPSG:27700 -t_srs EPSG:4326 I don't understand the s_srs and t_srs paramaters. The help file says ...
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Merge multiple geometry type TAB files in QGIS/OGR

I have a number of vector layers with all types of geometry (point, line/multiline, poly) and I want to combine them into a single layer in QGIS. I know MapInfo can do it but with the other 99% of my ...
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Aggregate/dissolve MySQL geometry

On Centos, I have a MySQL 5 database with a MyISAM table that has a geometry column with a spatial index, containing US county boundaries. Trying to combine/aggregate/dissolve some of these into as ...
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Dissolve/aggregate polygons with ogr2ogr or gpc?

I have a large number of polygons representing the boundaries of US counties which I need to merge into as few polygons as possible. Is it possible to do this with non-commercial software, or ...
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Which format to choose to convert to ShapeFiles?

Given the following format options: all.json, all.xml, all.xls, all.csv, all.kml, all.gjson Which one is the best/easiest to convert the data into standard ERSI Shapefiles which contains the ...
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Python ogr2ogr language character encoding

In python script i'm exporting .shp files to .csv/.gpx/.kml import ogr, ogr2ogr ... ogr2ogr.main(["","-f", "CSV", csvfile, shpfile, "-lco", "GEOMETRY=AS_WKT", "-lco", "SEPARATOR=SEMICOLON"]) ...
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From NBM to UWN

Okay, I'll start this off by saying that I'm not a GIS expert by any means. I'm also working with data and places that most people don't work with, but I'm hoping it can be boiled down to basics. I've ...
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Export additional data with ogr2ogr

I am trying to import my ESRI-shapefile with OGR2OGR to an existing mysql table. This works fine but unfortunately only the featureID and the geometry data is exported. How do I add the labels of the ...
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How to Import ESRI Geodatabase format .gdb into PostGIS

I ran into a problem when loading a ESRI Geodatabase format .gdb into PostGIS. I have data 2.5GB GDB file. I followed some tutorials on the internet, but it seems that doesn't work out. I created a ...
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check if the district belongs to the province

I'm building map viewer using d3js and data from WFS service. In Poland we have 3 levels of administrative divisions: province district community Using WFS service I can get exact boundaries of ...
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When trying to convert an .e00 file into a shapefile with ogr2ogr, getting “ERROR 4: This looks like a compressed E00 file”

When I ran this command: ogr2ogr topo.shp flowe86hyp.e00 I got this error: ERROR 4: This looks like a compressed E00 file and cannot be processed directly. You may need to uncompress it first ...
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Convert from Gauss-Kruger to Bing coordinates / projection

I am trying to convert a shapefile with ogr2ogr from Gauss-Kruger (zone 4) to Bings coordinate system / projection using the advice given in ...
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How to update polygon longitude if negative?

I have a polygon, with longitude in [-180, 180], with 2 parts around the dateline. I want to make a map centered on the date line. My plane is to: 1./ update the longitude, so that if lon < 0 , ...
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Ogr2ogr does not support file name with non-ASCII character?

I tried to use the following script to convert shapefile to mif: ogr2ogr -f "MapInfo File" D:\docs\arcgis_data\shp_mif\BOU.mif D:\docs\arcgis_data\shp\BOU.shp it works. But I found that if the ...
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Ogr2ogr driver error when convert shapefile to mif [closed]

I use the following script to convert shapefile to mif: ogr2ogr -f "MapInfo File" D:\docs\arcgis_data\shp_mif\BOU.mif D:\docs\arcgis_data\shp\BOU.shp But I got the error: ERROR 6: Unable to open ...
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ogr2ogr: How to specify element type for DXF creation

I am trying to create a DXF from a Polygon Shapefile using ogr2ogr: ogr2ogr -f DXF parcels.dxf parcels.shp The problem is that the polygons are written as hatch elements. How do I specify that ...
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how can the ogr2ogr help to merge a shp file?

I have over 30 shp files which is named "street.shp" into the sub-folder. There is over 30 sub-folders. In the sub-folder, there is another shp files which may be named a building.shp...etc. I only ...
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How to change shapefile longitude from -180 - 180 to 0 - 360?

I have a shapefile of world countries, with longitude between -180° and 180°. How can I change the shapefile (eg. with ogr2ogr) for having longitude between 0 and 360°. Following OSGEO/Trac ...
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sqlite version error with ogr2ogr

I am trying to randomly select some points from a shape file using ogr2ogr and an SQL query via sqlite but it seems to baulk at the sqlite version: ogr2ogr -sql "SELECT * FROM probe_2004to2012 WHERE ...
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New attribute creation using ogr and regex

I've got a folder full of dxf files with elevation values included as part of a long text attribute. I've written a regex expression to extract the elevation value, and would like to add it as a new ...
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ogr2ogr selecting features by attributes

I am writing a shapefile after some processing; however, in the final step I need to do some selection by attributes from the the shapefile. I am using the command in a shell with the aim of using it ...
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D3 adding topojson - no data visible

Yesterday I asked what would be the best method of creating an overlay in a web map that would allow for some interactivity. Create interactive map with no server Thanks to a variety of people who ...
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ogr2ogr DXF to PostgreSQL some LINESTRING coordinates mirrored to the negative longitude

I have been using ogr2ogr GDAL tool to migrate geospatial data from DXF file to PotgresQL database without much problems. But now there is a special problem I can not fix. I have a DXF file with ...
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GDALWARP and OGR2OGR / CS2CS not agreeing on transformation

I am trying to transform some data (both raster and vector) from WGS84 to a Croatian Coordinate system defined by: +proj=tmerc +lat_0=0 +lon_0=15 +k=0.9999 +x_0=5500000 +y_0=0 +ellps=bessel ...
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Create ESRI shape file with attributes from mySQL

I have some geometry which can be perceived as regions within a country and wish to create a shape file which contains all the regions along with some attributes (e.g. name, population, area code, etc ...
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Batch conversion of Shapefiles to Topojson

Can i convert more than one shapefile .shp to topojson. Can this be performed using batch processing? I can convert shape file to topojson one by one but i have about 6000 files and i don't want to ...
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How to find the attributes of a shapefile from the command line?

I'm following Mike Bostock's tutorial "Let's Make A Map." He explains how to filter a shapefile using ogr2ogr based on the attributes of the features. I can open a shapefile in QGIS and look at the ...
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OGR merge shapefiles of different geom type into a single GeoJSON feature collection

I'd like to merge shapefiles of different geometry types into a single geojson feature collection, but OGR says it doesn't support update of GeoJSON files: $ ogr2ogr -f GeoJSON -t_srs crs:84 -lco ...
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Is it possible to convert regular JSON to GeoJSON?

My apologies if this is a repeat question, I searched here and couldn't find an answer. I have JSON data I've exported from Openpaths.cc which contains lat and lon values. However, the data is not in ...
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How can I reproject a shp file in NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_15N to something more standard

I have a public shp file data set which is in a format that doesn't contain actual latitudes and longitudes (prj file below). I'd like to load it into SQL and be able to utilize the latitude and ...
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Export Postgis Geometry POINT as Label text to DXF or DGN

I really need to export, by the ogr2ogr command or similar, text information related to a geometry position from my PostgreSQL(with PostGIS) database to an AutoCAD DXF layer file or to a Microstation ...
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Reading non-spatial Access tables with ogr2ogr

I am trying to read a whole Access database into Postgis using the ogr2ogr (Version 1.9.1) command. For some reason however, it only reads spatial tables and no non-spatial tables. All my attempts to ...
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Multiple input shapefiles for ogr2ogr sqlite spatial operations

I'm running up against an issue doing a spatial operation requiring multiple input shapefiles using ogr2ogr and sqlite. I have: ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" output.shp input.shp -dialect sqlite -sql ...
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How to specify the version of output SQLite database in ogr2ogr?

I'm having issues with a .sqlite database that I generate from PostGIS using ogr2ogr. The data appears to export into SQLite properly, and it loads in TileMill fine, but when I try to add any of the ...
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Change python + ogr2ogr.exe to python + ogr

I have written several complicated python scripts that end up using ogr2ogr to load or translate data. I have been converting these scripts to standalone exe files meaning the team do not require ...
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ogr2ogr: issue with batch clipping shapefiles with converted kml file as clip source

I wrote this script that (running in MSYS) converts a kml to shp and applies a re-projection to it. The resulting shp then has the same SRS as the shps that I want to clip with it. I use a for loop to ...
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ogr2gr loading spatial data into mysql

I am trying to load shapefile into mysql (MYISAM) using ogr2ogr and i get an error that says failed to fetch the requested layer. What could be wrong with my statement is it the issue with quotes or ...