The OGR Simple Features Library is a C++ open source library (and command line tools) providing access to vector file formats.

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Creating a really large shapefile without eating all the virtual memory

I am doing something similar to below to create a really large (large than memory on my machine) shapefile: shapes = shapefile.Writer(shapefile.POINT) shapes.autoBalance = 1 shapes.field('MyId','N') ...
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Filter OGR datasource in Python (or XML)

I'm trying to streamline the process whereby we build tiles (of ~30 layers, representing planning zone and zone-overlay boundaries). I have a strong preference for FOSS tools. A couple of our people ...
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How to make a local copy of a large WFS dataset?

We are writing a application in which a part of the job is to fetch a relatively large (>10000 features) and often updated dataset from a WFS server, store a local copy, and do geospatial analyses on ...
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How to make a movie from a ascii grid files?

Lets say I have several ascii grid files for each time step for a particular location. I would like to spit out the image for each of these ascii grid files and legend on the side bar. I also would ...
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I need to extract a specific layer from a Geospatial PDF using GDAL/OGR

I have GDAL/OGR 1.10 installed on a 64bit Windows 7 machine. I have some Geospatial PDFs that I want to crop to the outline of the map and convert to Rasters. However I cannot clip to the neatline. ...
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How do I link OGR with spatialite?

Problem & Evidence: I'm trying to create a spatialite file with the code snippet below. However the outDataSource object gets assigned NoneType and all subsequent (unshown) code fails. I'm ...
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Why do I get an OGR error when attempting to save an edited Shapefile?

I often get an ogr error when I try to save a shapefile after working on it in Qgis ( adding features, removing, modifying attributes.. ) The error says : "OGR ERROR : Attempt to delete shape with ...
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Serving Dynamic Tiles

I want to display data (tiles and utfgrid info) inside MSSQL on top of google maps using Mapnik. I have looked into mapnik and setup a small prototype both with tilestache and also with node-mapnik ...
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QGIS 2.8.1 ogr OpenFileGDB zip format

I am experimenting with the OGR OpenFileGDB zip file format in QGIS 2.8.1 on Windows 8.1 x64 and although OGR says it can happily read the format (with a couple of Code Page warnings) I am unable to ...
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How to get unique feature count from a field w.r.t another field using ogrinfo?

We have some 40 folders which has two - three tab files in each folder. Table structure will be the same for all the tab files. What i would like to extract is Feature Count, LineNo (will be ...
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Enable LWGEOM for OGR tools (QGIS 2.8)

I am doing some scripted operations on a Spatialite DB using OGRINFO, OGR2OGR etc. in the QGIS 2.8 OSGEO4W shell. Unfortunately, LWGEOM functions such as ST_Split() are unavailable and ...
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OSR Python testSR.ImportFromEPSG(4326) returns empty spatial reference

This is empty using Python .ImportFromEPSG(4326): import osr #this fails: testSR = osr.SpatialReference() testSR.ImportFromEPSG(4326) print testSR.ExportToPrettyWkt() #why did the import from EPSG ...
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NAD83 2011 AZ central projection

I am having trouble getting GDAL to read a file geodatabase with data projected in NAD83(2011) State Plane Arizona Central FIPS 0202. I have developed the following code: # standard imports import ...
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How do you format an OGR VRT file to best convert a CSV to KML?

I am attempting to get a nice KML for simple review of POI/geocoding from a CSV. I a using ogr2ogr and a vrt. You can see the vet file below, with two attempts to get this right. Basically, the issue ...
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How to write features in file geodatabases (FileGDB) with GDAL and Python?

I am trying to copy features from a spatiallite database to a filegeodatabase. The target FileGDB already exists with the required feature classes. I am using the FileGDB-API 1.4 on Ubuntu and Python ...
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Why are OGR (MySQL / PostGIS) connections extremely slow in QGIS 2.0 - 2.8 (when compared to QGIS 1.8)?

In our project we have been using QGIS 1.8 Lisboa with a MySQL database placed on a server accessed via local network since two years. Everything is working fine and quick. The vector layers can be ...
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GDAL/OGR - Ogr_wrap.dll entry point not found

I am using the latest stable compiled binaries of GDAL 1.11 from gisinternals.com with a C# project in Visual Studio 2013 and im having some problems with the ...
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GDAL.RasterizeLayer not ported to the C# bindings?

I am trying to use the OSGeo.GDAL.Gdal.RasterizeLayer(…) from GDAL 1.9.2 and it requires some SWIGTYPE parameters: OSGeo.GDAL.Gdal.RasterizeLayer( OSGeo.GDAL.Dataset dataset, int bands, ...
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How to get projection data (.prj) of raster image using GDAL/OGR?

I start with a boundary shape-file (think U.S. states) in lat/long that I convert to some projection, and then rasterize the result as a .tif. What I need now are the raster coordinates of the ...
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create polygon adjacency matrix using python

I am trying to create an adjacency matrix from a set of polygons. That is, I have a bunch of polygons and I want to identify which polygons have a common edge or "touch" each other. Once I find this ...
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Defining projection using readOGR if the shapefile doesn't have it?

I think that by using readOGR to import a shapefile renders worthless to put proj4string to the script since if any coords are available in the shapefile, it will be transported through the readOGR. ...
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How to add custom Feature attributes to Shapefile using Python?

I am seeking a way to take an existing Shapefile that has a Feature set of 200 countries. Each country Feature has an attribute of "NAME." My objective is to create a Python script that adds an ...
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How to add attribute field to existing Shapefile via Python without ArcGIS?

I have a Python script that adds an attribute field to a Shapefile if doesn't exist. This is easy to do with ArcGIS (graphically or via Python), but I'm looking for something that doesn't depend on ...
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Most efficient way to retrieve pixel distributions inside many polygones (custom zonal stats)

I want to get the distribution of pixels from a 1 band raster that fall in each polygon of a shapefile to proceed to some statistics. I guess a zonal statistics does it in some kind of way but I need ...
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How to read ESRI File Geodatabase (FileGDB) with OGR?

I have a file ending with *.gdb. I don't know what it actually is. I also don't know what to expect inside the file. I am trying to access it with ogr. I tried with ogrinfo: ogrinfo test.gdb ERROR ...
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Join a CSV file to shapefile using gdal/ogr?

I have a shapefile with several attributes, for example YEAR, COUNTY, and AREA. I also have a CSV file with more fields that I want in the shapefile, such as POPULATION. Both the shapefile and the CSV ...
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No ogr module despite having gdal installed?

I am trying to use the mapping component of the wonderful PySAL package, but for some reason I do not have the ogr module. I was under the impression that it came packaged with gdal. Am I missing ...
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building GDAL with libKML support

I'm attempting to import a kml/kmz file generated using Google Tracks into my QGIS 2.4 system (built with GDAL 1.10). KML files currently lose all attributes, and as such I'm attempting to build GDAL ...
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ogr2ogr when importing from file geodatabase and using in Python?

I want import data from my GDB to PostGIS. It works fine on some datasets (all records -data- is imported or nothing is imported) from a gdb but just doesn't import others. I can't find any ...
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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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GDAL/OGR C++: How to connect to SQL

Using GDAL 1.11 it is possible to execute SQL commands against a OGRDataSource: But how do I connect the OGRDataSource to a SQL Database? In my case an Oracle XE 11g. I suppose the OCI drivers have to ...
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How to use cx_Oracle db connection with OGR API

I am creating ogr datasource for oracle spatial using OCI connection in pyton code successfully. I can also get the layer from the datasource and I can add new features. But I am also using ...
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dissolve polygons of GeoJSON with gdal/ogr

I have a GeoJSON with only polygons in it. I have to dissolve (merge) the polygons with the same "DN"-value. I found out that you can do it with shapefiles like this: ogr2ogr outputfile.shp ...
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Writing shapefile with projection defined crashes fiona

I've just started trying to use Fiona to write out shapefiles. I found the example code below, which seems to work fine from shapely.geometry import mapping, Polygon import fiona # Here's an example ...
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Reading/writing utf-8 encoded data using Fiona?

So I have a 'cpg' file with my 'in_file' shapefile data (definitely set to 'utf-8'). I was using 'meta' to create the same schema/crs as 'in_file'...though it runs, my text fields are borked on ...
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How to measure distance using shapely

Reading the documentation...it looks like I should have this right, but I don't. The example is: Point(0,0).distance(Point(1,1)) 1.4142135623730951 Based on this example I wrote this block ...
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How to call 'shapely' .coords on a fiona filtered list?

I have to filter a shapefile by attribute then compare it to another shapefile using .coords...however I am a bit perplexed how to do this as my filter is returning a list type...(and .coords requires ...
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create image out of geojson (gdal_rasterize?)

Short version: I need to know how I can convert a .geojson-file to an according .png-file (or any other image format) long version: I have a .geojson which was created by gdal_polygonize from a .png ...
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Converting JSON to GeoJSON MultiPoint using `ogr.CreateGeometryFromJSON`

I am trying to convert a JSON array to a geom in Python, by first converting it to a GeoJSON. I have point coordinates in a JSON array, [{'lat':100.0, 'lng':0.0},{'lat':101.0, 'lng':1.0'}] that ...
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Using GDAL with a line layer and points layer, find next point along line layer

With the points layer and line layer, I'm trying to create a graph for path finding. I've got a line layer that I've dissolved, thinking that might make this easier. The points in the points layer lie ...
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Coordinate Transformation in Gdal/Ogr (EPSG:4326 to EPSG:3068)

I think gdal/ogr(/proj4) doesn't recognize epsg:3068 right? Here is what I tried: public static void transformSRS(){ // creating EPSG:4326 SpatialReference sourceSRS = new ...
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Circle features missing in PostGIS after import from ArcGIS using ogr2ogr [closed]

I have a ArcGIS feature class of geometry type polygon. It was created as a convex hull with a 200 meter buffer on a point dataset, aggregating rows on a particular field. The number of points used to ...
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Fiona: won't install in Debian7.x-64bits/Python2.7

I need to install Fiona in my Debian7.x-64bits/Python2.7 machine. I already installed GDAL/OGR, pip, virtualenv, and six. I am using Python 2.7 so argparse is also installed. The installation protocol ...
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Reprojecting: Different results in OGR and PROJ.4 for EPSG24373 (India) [duplicate]

I need to convert EPSG4326 lon/lat tuples to EPSG24373 (Kalianpur 1880 / India zone III). However, when using the Python bindings of OGR and PROJ.4 (pyproj), I get different results. I wrote the ...
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Difference between osgeo gdal/ogr python module and GDAL C++ library

I am developing application in python and I use the osgeo gdal/ogr python bindings for gdal, but its not clear to me what exactly is the difference between the gdal/ogr in python and the gdal library ...
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Efficient computation of nearest distance for each point to closest polygon

I'm looking for a more efficient way to compute the nearest distance between features from 2 layers, in this example for each point the nearest distance to the closest polygon. Is there a more ...
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How to set time field when generating a GPX track with Python OGR?

I want to generate a GPX file with Python OGR. In particular I want to generate a tracks (layer of features of OGR type wkbMultiLineString) My script is below. I get the error ERROR 1: No such field: ...
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GDAL in C++: Reading a ShapeFile

I am trying to use the GDAL Lib to read a ShapeFile (.shp). I followed the instructions of http://www.gdal.org/ogr_apitut.html - But it doesn't work! #include <gdal_priv.h> #include ...
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Find unit of EPSG-Code

I need a way to find out the unit of an EPSG-Code (e.g: meter) from java (ogr, gdal, osgeo?) but any other approach would be fine as well. I want to do something like: if(epsg.unit==meter){ do ...
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Can File Geodatabase API be Redistributed?

Esri's file geodatabase API can now be used with GDAL/OGR - http://www.gdal.org/ogr/drv_filegdb.html however each individual seems to have to login to Esri and download the API files individually. For ...