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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Fixing corrupt shapefile?

I have a shapefile that I was working on in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 get corrupted somehow and it gives me the error "Number of shapes does not match the number of table records.". What I would want is to ...
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Divide a complex shape file into a grid

I have a decently detailed shapefile with polygon/multipolygon features (the file is about 500mb). It's actually a shapefile of the entire world, with the features representing coastlines. I need to ...
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ogr / osr for node.js / javascript

I use a python module I created that does tests for point in polygon. It uses the python osgei/ogr and osr modules. Specifically, I use the following elements of these modules: ...
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Gdal+Geos point in polygon test fails under MinGW64

I have to build a grid of points and remove the points that falls inside a polygon. Polygons are defined in a ESRI shapefile, points are in a list. This is how I make the test: OGRLayer *layer = ...
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QGIS crash when I try print geometry

I do (it works): from osgeo import ogr inputds = ogr.Open(r'c:\temp.shp') inputlyr = inputds.GetLayer() for i,feature in enumerate(inputlyr): print i, feature.GetGeometryRef() Output: 0 ...
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How to build a geographic database of GPS logs?

On our aerial wildlife surveys we typically generate dozens of GPX files, and usually convert most of them into shapefiles for display in a GIS application. GPX files are a terrific way of keeping all ...
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What is a OGRGeometryShadow and why can't I use it in Intersects()-method?

I'm trying to script something with Python and GDAL/OGR and Shapely. What I have: two LineString geometries: "geom1" and "geom2" I made an Intersection: "intersection = geom1.Intersection(geom2)" ...
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What is the input format to the M-GEMMA map matching tool?

I am researching different map matching algorithms. Based on the Map Matching StackExchange discussion I came across the M-GEMMA tool written in C++, which can be downloaded here. A literature discuss ...
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Python OGR Geometry changes Floating Points

I'm creating a Polygon in OGR and adding coordinates to it in Python. It is a must that my coordinates aren't allowed to change when adding, however they do and I don't understand why. Here is my ...
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ogr2ogr convert DXF to GeoJSON with defined geometry

I trie to convert a DXF file into a GeoJSON file with: ogr2ogr -f 'GeoJSON' -sql "SELECT * FROM entities WHERE layer = 'geom_test'" test.json dfxtest.dxf Is it possible to convert only geometries ...
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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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Partial loss of projection data converting to MapInfo File with OGR

I'm trying to convert some data from ESRI Shapefile to MapInfo TAB format using ogr2ogr. The data is projected using the British National Grid (EPSG:27700). The output file is valid, and the geometry ...
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What is the area that OGR extracts from the (geometry) shp files for polygons?

The ESRI July 1998 technical documentation for polygon shapefiles at page 10 makes no mention of either area measures or length measures (apart from byte/record-layout matters). Yet OGR enables me to ...
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Loading virtual vector layer in QGIS

Can QGIS read layers in OGR's virtual vector format? It seems to work with VRT raster files, but it reports my layer is an invalid data source for vectors. http://www.gdal.org/drv_vrt.html I'm ...
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QGIS : cannot change the z-coordinate of a point shapefile using the wkb geometry format

I am using QGIS Desktop 2.5.0-Master with GDAL/OGR 1.11.0 on a windows 7. I am working on a little pyQGis script that should modify the z-coordinate of points in a vector shapefile based on a value ...
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Geoprocessing tool Difference from the Terminal?

I have used QGIS Geoprocessing tool Difference to cut polylines (SHP) into to smaller pieces using a polygon (SHP). This works very good in QGIS. Now, to speed up the process, I'd like to be able to ...
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OGR Virtual Format - How To Do Join

I have to kluge together a bunch of disparate data sources, and think the OGR Virtual Format may be an elegant solution. In looking at the documentation, I can't seem to find a way to join 2 layers ...
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problem transforming CRS coordinates EPSG:4269 to EPSG:3857 in python

source_srs = get_srs(shp_abs_path) source_epsg = source_srs.GetAttrValue("PROJCS|GEOGCS|AUTHORITY", 1) print source_epsg #prints 4269 target_epsg = 3857 # because these are headed to leafletjs ...
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Improving this script - GPX reading and processing with Python OGR

I am trying to plot every GPX trace I have in a folder, by reading it with Python-OGR, clipping it by a bounding box, and plotting Curently I have a working script, but it seems very uggly, and I ...
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how to open shp file which created by using python-ogr in qgis?

I have done following steps, so how I open that created shp file in Qgis driver=ogr.GetDriverByName('ESRI Shapefile') out=driver.CreateDataSource('pts.shp') ...
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OGR CreateLayer returns TypeError

I'm trying to create a shapefile layer based on the spatial projection of an already existing raster. (Ultimately, this will be used in gdal.Polygonize to get a shape from my raster data.) However, I ...
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Is it possible to create 3D dxf with OGR?

Does anyone know if it's possible to create a 3D dxf with OGR. I would like to assign our contour lines a z value and export them to dxf for some cad work. PS I know FME can do this, however I would ...
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Python, OGR and Mapnik: Possibility of passing existing ogr.Open() datasource into Mapnik without using mapnik.Ogr()?

Okay, I'm trying to modify create_utfgrids.py to use an OGR VRT file, rather than shapefiles, and while the OGR stuff in this code responds to the VRT, the Mapnik stuff is not. It's failing with.. ...
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How to get the mapserver WFS OGR driver to encode unicode in geojson

Running mapserver 6.4.1, gdal 1.14.3 I try to output some WFS features using outputformat=geojson. The relevant bits of the mapfile are appended below. Everything works fine, but unicode characters ...
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Ogr2ogr not executing

I am trying to run this Ogr2Ogr command but it doesn't execute when entered. What is wrong? ogr2ogr -f GeoJson -where "neighborhood IN ('Lower East Side', 'Greenwich Village', 'Columbia St', ...
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Explicitly close a OGR result object from a call to ExecuteSQL

How can I explicitly close/release the result of an ExecuteSQL statement when querying a Spatialite database with OGR via Python? I have a simple query to return the SRID of a dataset. This works as ...
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Convert KML to shapefile without losing attribute data

So I want to convert KML files to SHP shapefiles to load it onto PostGIS. Currently I'm using ogr2ogr to do the conversion for me, but it wipes out all the attribute data. How do i preserve this ...
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installing GEOS, PROJ, GDAL/OGR into a python virtualenv on Mac OS X

I am trying to setup an isolated python virtualenv to work on GIS projects on my Mac OS X. Sounds like I will need to install the GEOS, PROJ, GDAL/OGR from the kyngchaos site here ...
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ogr2ogr reprojection works on command line but shifts output when same command run from inside python?

Reprojection with ogr2ogr works fine on command line, but shifts the polygon to northeast when same command is run from inside python using os.system(...) Any ideas why this could be? I hard-coded ...
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Error getting ESRI Shapefile driver OGR in C++

I am unable to create an OGR Layer using the C++ API. I have followed the documentation at this link exactly http://www.gdal.org/ogr_apitut.html I get an error trying to get the shapefile driver. Any ...
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Importing OGR from OSGEO Issues

I am trying to run: from osgeo import ogr and I get: Traceback (most recent call last): File "", line 1, in from osgeo import ogr File ...
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OSX 10.9 + QGIS 2.0.1 - Missing osgeo module

Running the following: QGIS 2.0.1 (via Kyngchaos) OSX 10.9 GDAL/OGR 1.10.1 (via Homebrew). Recently, I've become unable to use the OpenLayers plugin, which is complaining that I'm missing the ...
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How can I convert a csv file of WKT data to a shape file using ogr2ogr?

This question is related to Shapefiles to Text. I have a csv file, with one column, where all the rows correspond to WKT POLYGON()'s: WKT POLYGON(...) POLYGON(...) ... I'm familiar with how to ...
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Converting MDB File With Unicode Characters

I'm using C# wrapper of GDAL and I'm having a problem converting MDB file that contains unicode characters. Lets take for example conversion to KML file, non-English characters are replaced by '?' ...
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Convert list of coordinates to OGRGeometry or WKT

I am using a Visvalingam-Whyatt simplification script and the output is a list of coordinates such: [[[[-10885205.10690245 3525662.26531131] [-10885369.01690829 3525374.0741439 ] ...
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QGIS crashes when trying to display features form MySQL

I import shapefiles into MySQL using the following command: ogr2ogr -f MySQL MySQL:GIS,host=localhost,user=root,password=root /home/user/Public/myshape.shp -nln Shape_table -update -overwrite -lco ...
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Why does this python OGR code for creating a layer and then adding a field not work?

Spot the difference! So this works... fp = "C:\\LiDAR\\MyLayer.shp" layer = "MyLayer" driver = ogr.GetDriverByName("ESRI Shapefile") data_source = driver.CreateDataSource(fp) srs = ...
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SetFeature creates infinite loop when updating sqlite feature using OGR

when using the SQLite driver in python - setting a feature after changing an attribute field value creates an infinite loop on the first record. the same code works fine if i substitute the sqlite ...
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How to export postgis points as blocks in dxf with ogr2ogr

I'm trying to export postgis points as blocks to DXF format. I have a simple table in postgis with columns: CREATE TABLE pod_com_azimuth ( ogc_fid integer, rotation double precision, pointtype ...
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Conflict between ArcPy and GDAL/OGR?

TL;DR I can't get an installation free version of GDAL/OGR to work from within ArcMap 10.0. I get an ImportError: DLL load failed on _mod = imp.load_module('_gdal', fp, pathname, description). ...
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Adding a Vertex To Exisiting Feature(linear) Using OGR Python

I am working on a project that involves finding the intersection of linears in a shapefile, if that vertex(the found intersection) doesn't already exist for each(or one) of the features, then that ...
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Can OGR handle Esri's Geodatabase extensible markup language (XML) files?

The USDA Forest Service distributes GIS data as Esri Geodatabase extensible markup language (XML) files. I downloaded one in the hopes that I would be able to convert it to something less esoteric ...
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Exporting ArcSDE feature class to shapefile using OGR?

I'd like to export data from ArcSDE for SQL Server to SHP. I've tried first to run this python script in QGIS: http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/browser/trunk/autotest/ogr/ogr_sde.py But finally I've got ...
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Using OGR Intersection Method Python

I'm currently working to find the intersections between linears in a shapefile. I'm a newbie to the GDAL/OGR library. I've done some googling and came up with what seems to be a useful example(see ...
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Latest version of ogr2ogr fails with Layer Creation

I am able to successfully run ogr2ogr to add S57 data to PostgresDB. The version I use is GDAL 1.7.0b2, FWTools 2.4.7 and release date 2010/01/19 I upgraded my version to GDAL 1.9.1 and release date ...
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OGR DeleteDataSource not working properly in Python

I have a small Python script which is supposed to delete a shapefile in case the file is empty. import sys from osgeo import ogr drv = ogr.GetDriverByName("ESRI Shapefile") ds = drv.Open(inData) if ...
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MultiLineString to separate individual lines using Python with GDAL/OGR, Fiona, Shapely

There are lots of MultiLineString features in a polyline shapefile. The problem is to split these lines into separate individual lines. There is a similar question with PostGIS, but I need to code in ...
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QGIS view bounding box on Add vector layer GeoGSON protocol?

Our server can serve GeoJSON with an optional bounding box HTTP parameter. e.g. http://our_gis_server.org.au/layername?bbox=xmin,ymin,xmax,ymax In QGIS I can add this vector layer as a Protocol and ...
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Extracting z values from shapefile using OGR Api

Is there an example of how we can extract the z value from a shp file given the x,y coordinate value (namely utm) using gdal/ogr c++ lib? alternatively, would it be easier if we convert the shp file ...
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Geometry errors when importing data from ESRI file geodatabase to PostGIS

When I run the following command to import by data from an ESRI fgdb to postgis... ogr2ogr -f "PostgreSQL" -a_srs "EPSG:28355" -t_srs "EPSG:3857" PG:"dbname=tp_test user=postgres port=54321 ...