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

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ogr2ogr convert all shapefiles in a directory

I have a directory with several shapefiles. How can convert all these shapefiles to MapInfo with ogr2ogr. I know how I can convert one file. And I can make a batch script writing a line for each file. ...
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How do I use ogr2ogr to convert a GML to shapefile in Python

I am trying to convert a GML to an ESRI shapefile using ogr2ogr utility in a python script. I have successfully installed the GDAL/OGR package via osgeo but I am now struggling to find/understand ...
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GeoJson to ESRI Shapefile using ogr2ogr

I have a GeoJson file that I want to convert to ESRI Shapefile using ogr2ogr in FWTools. I tried using ogr2ogr -F "ESRI Shapefile" filename.shp geojsonfile.json OGRGeoJSON I got output ERROR ...
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How to add field with filename when merging shapefiles with ogr2ogr?

I'm merging some shapefiles and I had some problems doing so inside QGIS, so i'm using ogr2ogr directly. I'm doing this (in a batch): ogr2ogr -overwrite %destination% %n1% ogr2ogr -update -append ...
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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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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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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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How current is GDAL in Java

I have used the ogr2ogr to import various formats to Postgres and have used GDAL utilities. Is there a complete Java port for these tools? Or are they simply wrappers calling JNI to C++ code? I have ...
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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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How do you open shapefiles with ogr2ogr [closed]

I'm following along the D3 tutorial, and on this line: ogr2ogr \ -f GeoJSON \ -where "adm0_a3 IN ('GBR', 'IRL')" \ subunits.json \ ne_10m_admin_0_map_subunits.shp run into the following ...
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How to create a GeoJSON that works with D3?

I'm simply trying to convert a .shp file to a geoJSON format using: ogr2ogr -f geoJSON output.json input.shp After executing the command nothing seems to be wrong. Here's an excerpt from the ...
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How to export thousands of features from PostGIS to a single GeoJSON file?

I know how to export one feature from a PostGIS database using ogr2ogr: $ogr2ogr -f GeoJSON out.json "PG:host=localhost dbname=xxx user=xxx password=xxx" -sql 'select id, county, wkb_geometry from ...
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Importing data to CartoDB using ogr2ogr

First attempt, I want to create a table at CartoDB from another Postgis database: snow:Docker-Postgis alasarr$ ogr2ogr --config CARTODB_API_KEY daf3960b41733ef71e03ea77019642761d547f5b -f CartoDB ...
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How to re-project shapefiles?

I wanted to re-project a QGIS project, but there is no such option. When searching for an answer I see ogr2ogr suggested for this task, by re-projecting each vector layer (shapefile in this example). ...
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Shapefile to MSSQL with ogr2ogr fails to make connection

I am using ogr2ogr from OSGeo4W on my Windows 7 box to import a shapefile into a SQL Server database on one of my servers. I was able to successfully complete the conversion using shp2sqlserver, but I ...
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merge shapefile using ogr2ogr and retrieve the attribute of both

Ciao, I have two shape files that I want merge (overlay/intersect) having in the destination the attributes of the two sources file. ogr2ogr file_merged.shp tl_2010_us_uac10_conus_albersUA.shp ...
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Extract PostGIS line features to GPX

I have a request to provide GPX files of certain trails (around 100) that are present in OpenStreetMap. Given a local PostGIS install with OSM data, I think the process would be something like: ...
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How to convert GML Surface to SHP Using OGR?

I have a very large .gml file with multiple layers in it. I would like to export one of these layers to .shp. It is a polygon layer (of lakes). However, I am getting the error: ERROR 1: ...
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ogr2ogr / GDAL remove features in FileGDB while in use by ArcGIS Server map service

I'm using ogr2ogr to pull features out of Oracle and put them into a File GeoDatabase. The FGDB is being used by an active ArcGIS Server map service. This is all done for performance / reducing DB ...
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How to re-compile ogrinfo against gdal used by QGIS?

I just solved a problem with missing libraries blocking use of ogrinfo and ogr2ogr, only to find that these utilities are garbled in one more way: whenever I run any of these, I get following error ...
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How to repair broken GDAL and PROJ.4 on Ubuntu?

EDIT2: I solved the library problem, but others remain, only vaguely related to that of PROJ.4 library not loaded. I asked a follow-up question for these. My GDAL package and PROJ.4 library are ...
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How to convert SHP to GPX or to JSON?

I would like to convert the tree inventory shape files of London (Canada) into a GPX file and if possible into a JSON file. You can download the archive from their Open Data website. It contains the ...
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Convert GeoJSON with multiple Polygons and MultiPolygons into single MultiPolygon?

Is this even possible? I have a GeoJSON file with multiple polygons and multipolygons, and I need to set styling on them (in Leaflet.js). I'd like to create a single, large MultiPolygon from the ...
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How to define layer style for KML layer within OGR Virtual Format?

I have the following OGR virtual format data source, which includes a few GeoJSON files and one KML file: <OGRVRTDataSource> <OGRVRTUnionLayer name="union"> ...
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How to import KML file, with custom data, to Postgres/PostGIS database?

By custom, I don't mean a different structure of KML file, but in <description></description> section, I have data with HTML tags of this kind: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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ogr2ogr converting to shapefile - how to select feature types?

Shapefiles can only have one geometry type, but many other formats (kml, geojson) can have multiple types. When converting to shapefiles, is it possible to to tell ogr2ogr to create multiple ...
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Converting kml to shape file via ogr2ogr including all attributes

Here is the example kml file I am using: <kml xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/kml/2.2"> <Document> <name>My Golf Course Example</name> <Placemark> <name>Club ...
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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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How to reproject all the vector files in a folder to a particular projection using ogr2ogr?

We have a folder with all sorts of vector files like tab,shp,dxf. Many of the files are in different projection. I would like to convert all the files to EPSG: 4326 and eventually the non-shapefiles ...
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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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GDAL 1.9.1 ogr2ogr KML to PostGIS not incuding ExtendedData

I have a KML file utilizing a Schema in the document and ExtendedData in each placemark. The ExtendedData does not seem to pass in conversion to PostGIS or shapefile. Any assistance would be much ...
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Setting geometry types importing to PostGIS with OGR

I'm using ogr2ogr to import data into a PostGIS database. Each dataset I need to import has (theoretically) the same exact data structure, but it appears that they are not the same geometry types. ...
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Error exporting data from Oracle to shp using ogr2ogr

I have an oracle table which I would like to query/make a selection. I would then like to export the selection to a shp file. I'm using gdal and ogr2ogr. Following the guidelines here and here I ...
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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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How to preserve non-ASCII characters in ogr2ogr import?

I want to import a list of international place names and their locations into a SQL Server database using ogr2ogr. The source data is a CSV file encoded in UTF-8. I've prepared a five-record sample ...
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How do I split polygons that cross the dateline?

I have a dataset of country borders which I obtained from: http://thematicmapping.org/downloads/world_borders.php/ I have that dataset in both shp and SQL, but I'll put out there that I don't feel ...
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ogr2ogr : Converting KML to GeoJson

I have a requirement to convert .KML file to GeoJSON or JSON. Can you please recommend open source command line tools on GNU/Linux(2.6.32-358.14.1.el6.x86_64)? I have installed gdal, when I run.. ...
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GDAL 1.10 ogr2ogr OSM “Unable to open datasource”

I have a problem with ogr2ogr and osm file. I install from source (on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS) newest GDAL libary and OGR still can't read osm files. gdal-config --version 1.10.0 ogr2ogr --version GDAL ...
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Can ogr2ogr batch file run in cmd.exe?

I have very little experience in dealing with ogr2ogr, and currently I am trying to find out if there is a way I can automate batch conversion of .shp files to KML using windows services schedule. So ...
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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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OGR DXF to KML conversion

I'm trying to convert a DXF 2010 file to KML using ogr2ogr: ogr2ogr -f "KML" outfile.kml infile.dxf In the file, $INSUNITS is 6, that's meters, if I'm correct? The problem is that DXF is not ...
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Piping data to ogr2ogr

Is it possible to directly pipe data to ogr2ogr? I'm trying to curl a GeoJSON file and pipe it to ogr2ogr to covert it to another format. Without using a pipe, I was able to achieve this by first ...
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How to convert multipoint layer to point

I have a Spatialite layer which is multipoint (following a QGIS Save As from shapefile). I need it to be PostGIS and POINT. I have tried ogr2ogr -nlt POINT and got 'new row for relation "xxx" violates ...
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How to add a progress bar to an ogr2ogr script

Hello GIS Folks, We have started using ogr2ogr to upload MapInfo tables into Microsoft SQL server in my workplace. Some of the tables are massive (>1,20,000 records) and there is no ...
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Why does ogr2ogr SHP import error out trying to create a database?

All, Can anyone tell me what the error is with OGR2OGR when trying to import a .SHP into MSSQLSPATIAL? ERROR 1: MSSQL Spatial driver doesn't currently support database creation. Please create ...
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ogr2ogr batch load shapefiles into geodatabase

I'm trying to load a directory of shapefiles into a geodatabase with ogr2ogr. It works fine if I specify a single shapefile, but can't open the datasources if I specify a wildcard. Is there a wildcard ...
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How to have GDAL print layers of GeoPDF AND say which are raster vs vector

My Objective: I would like to use GDAL to convert a GeoPDF. I want the vector layers as shp files and the raster layers as tif files. I want to do this in a programmatic way. Edit: In reality, I ...
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Force OGR to use specific driver for input format

How could one force ogr2ogr to use a specific format to read input files? Out of the box ogr2ogr automatically chooses from it's long list of formats, which most of the time is great. However today ...
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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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How to convert KML with tracks to Shapefiles?

I downloaded a KML track from Google Latitude. The service allows to download the tracked route from the user's profile providing a link such as: ...