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

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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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How can I update ogr2ogr to include the PostgreSQL driver?

I'm trying to use ogr2ogr to upload a shapefile to a remote PostGres installation. When I ran this command: celenius:~ celenius$ ogr2ogr -f PostgreSQL PG:"host=255.34.00.00 user=postgres dbname=mydb ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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How to reduce the file size of GeoJSON data?

For my project I am trying to convert the tiger shapefile information for us states into GeoJSON format However when I use the ogr2ogr tool the data file is about 20 MB. I have seen the geoJSON file ...
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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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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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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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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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Why isn't QGIS detecting CRS from .prj file?

I have a number of 1 km hexagonal grids that cover various counties in the United States in a postgreSQL/postGIS database. Each grid has the CRS EPSG:3857, and the counties layer has EPSG:3857. When ...
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Importing KML in QGIS - what are all the node elements that QGIS looks for other than Name and Description?

Of all elements given at (ref: http://service.kmlvalidator.com/ets/ogc-kml/2.2/) only Name and Description seem to be recognized on importing KML using QGIS 1.8.0-Lisboa. I would like to know if this ...
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How to correctly import GeoJSON in PostGIS? [closed]

I'm trying to migrate GeoJSON data to PostGIS database and I thought that ogr2ogr is the tool: ogr2ogr -f PostgreSQL PG:"host={} user={} port={} dbname={} password={}" test.geojson -nln ogr_test ...
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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 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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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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OGR to read from oracle, and then write a CSV

I need to read an Oracle (not spatial) table with OGR. I have no problem with ogrinfo. I use this command: ogrinfo -ro OCI:user/password -sql "select * from HR.EMPLOYEES" I have this kind of ...
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Can ogr2ogr be used to append multiple DBF files?

Can ogr2ogr be used to append multiple DBF files? It works with SHP files, but I can't see how to do it with DBF files on their own. It ought to be possible, considering DBF is a subset of SHP.
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Debugging ogr2ogr “AddGeometryColumn failed” and “Terminating translation prematurely after failed translation of layer”

As noted in the title, I'm getting the following error: ERROR 1: AddGeometryColumn failed for layer pretty_polys, layer creation has failed. ERROR 1: Terminating translation prematurely after failed ...
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ogr2ogr kml to shp conversion created 184 shapefiles?! What am I missing?

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 ...
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How to Specify FID column name in shp2pgsql

In ogr2ogr I can specify the name of FID column using the option -lco FID={columnname} when importing a spatial data in PostGIS database. I am using shp2pgsql in case of shapefile and cannot find a ...
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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 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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Converting shapefile from Shift_JIS to UTF-8 when the usual methods fail

Long story short, I'm trying to import this ESRI shapefile of Japan into CartoDB. (Sorry, no direct link: to download, click on the orange ファイルのダウンロード button, check 同意する to agree to the T&C, then ...
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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 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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Can't export a polygon shapefile to MySQL using ogr2ogr?

I am having problems with ogr2ogr and keep getting different versions of the error: ERROR 1: MySQL error message: The used table type doesn't support SPATIAL indexes. Description: ALTER TABLE ...
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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 Shapefile to CSV: Using Python to get WKT for multipart Polys.

Using ogr2ogr and python, I'm running into a wall with trying to create a csv with WKTs for a shapefile that contains multipart polygons. Currently this is this code I'm using (found it on interweb): ...
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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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Why are GeoJSON coordinates different exported from QGIS vs. ogr2ogr?

I have a shapefile with a Google Mercator projection (900913) that I need converted to GeoJSON. I need to do this on a regular basis amongst other things so I wrote a shell script to do it using ...
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Translating all features in a shape file

I have a friend with a bit of a problem. He has 1000+ shape files mapping paddocks and being used for precision agriculture. He's recently discovered the base station positions used to create these ...
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Ogr2Ogr exported this boundary 90 degrees incorrectly

I've got some GEOGRAPHY data in my Sql Server 2008. I wish to export it as a shapefile (so I can import it into QGIS) and when I do, it's rotated 90 degrees to the left and then flipped 180 degrees to ...
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Reprojecting a CSV file using ogr2ogr?

I am trying to convert a CSV with fields in one projection system (EPSG:27700) to fields in another (EPSG:4326). I have made a VRT file called landfill.vrt, in the same directory as my CSV file, ...
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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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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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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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Handling file names with spaces in ogr2ogr?

I'm trying to convert .shp files to .kml files. I used a batch file to find all .shp files in a directory and its sub-directories and convert them to .kml. Some converted and some gave me the error ...
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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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Moving SpatiaLite Table into PostgreSQL using ogr2ogr?

How can I move a Spatialite table from a Spatialite db to a PostgreSQL db using ogr2ogr?
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ogr2ogr sql query from text file

In ogr2ogr or ogrinfo, I can successfully query an Oracle database using this command as a test: ogrinfo -al -so "OCI:USER/PASSWORD@SERVER/DATABASE" -sql "SELECT * FROM SCHEMA.TABLE" However, ...
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Loading shapefile to a specific table in postgis using ogr2ogr

I have already created a geometry table in postgis. I want to load several shapefiles into that table using ogr2ogr. But I didn't find the parameter which could specify that table. ogr2ogr -append ...
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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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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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ogr2ogr of NTF_Lambert_II_etendu is off by about 30 meters

I am converting RPG files in NTF_Lambert_II_etendu to wgs_84 using: ogr2ogr -t_srs EPSG:4326 ilot_2008_027_wgs84_2.shp ilot_2008_027.shp but the result is off by about 30 meters. Surprisingly, the ...
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Convert multi-layer DWG into several KML or geoJSON files (one per layer)

I have some big DWG files, with 5 to 50 layers, which I draw and geolocated using AutoCAD (with some external modules). I need to convert them to KML or geoJSON so that the JS library can load them ...