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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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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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 ...
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Creating an OVF file for connecting Oracle and QGIS

I'm trying to create an OGR file that can be opened in QGIS that pulls in vector data from an Oracle Database. I've tried a few combinations of things but can't seem to get anything to work. I've few ...
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Free tool to simplify parcel shapefiles?

Is there any tool available which let's me run millions of parcel shapefiles and simplify them?
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Loading a multipoint shapefile in R

This issue has only been raised in the community once, two years ago, to the best of my knowledge. I think it's high time to raise the issue again! readOGR, from the rgdal package, cannot handle ...
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ogr2ogr srs options: where is the well known definition determined?

In the ogr2ogr documentation it says that when using -a_srs srs_def: Srs_def can be a full WKT definition (hard to escape properly), or a well known definition (ie. EPSG:4326) or a file with a WKT ...
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Creating records in output shapefile using Python

I have a list (output from a previous loop) containing attributes from an input shapefile. What I am stuck with is inputting those attributes to a new shapefile. I have plotted the point data using ...
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ogr SimplifyPreserveTopology does not keep the Topology

I use ogr2ogr to simplify a layer of polyline, from the document: -simplify tolerance: (starting with GDAL 1.9.0) distance tolerance for simplification. This method will preserve topology, in ...
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Append ArcGIS feature layer data using GDAL/OGR API

ArcGIS servers are configured with a maximum records count that they're allowed to return following a REST query. This maximum is usually 1000 records, which means that GDAL/OGR clients should ...
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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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SetSpatialFilter worked unexpected when using ogr by python

I am using ogr python binding to read the shapfile, this is the code: ..... bbox="POLYGON ((20.18164062 30.63867188,20.63867188 30.63867188,20.63867188 30.18164062,20.18164062 30.18164062,20.18164062 ...
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How to filter date values using OGR 1.11.0?

With OGR 1.10.1 this works: ogrinfo test2.shp -sql 'SELECT COUNT(*) FROM test2 WHERE DATE < "1970-01-01"' Note that DATE is a column of type date (not string). (Here's test data if you want to ...
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Asking about OFTInteger data type in OGR/GDAL?

I created the shape file by using the feature field type: OFTInteger. But when I open the file in Arcgis (ArcCatalog) the data type is: Double (not integer). Do you know how to fix this (I want it ...
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OSM linestring shown as point

I have loaded the following file http://openstreetmapdata.com/data/coastlines to postgreSQL. In visual studio with gdal/ogr and geos enabled: SELECT geom FROM waterpoly WHERE geom IS NOT NULL LIMIT ...
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How to replicate ArcGIS coordinate transformation with ogr2ogr?

I need to be able to replicate with ogr2ogr a coordinate transformation that was executed in ArcGIS for Desktop. Both ArcGIS and ogr2ogr are based on EPSG standard definition. There's not only one ...
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Comparing datums with GDAL/OGR

I have a bit of code in Java that takes in a SpatialReference object and checks that it is one of the acceptable datums (WGS84, NAD83, NAD83 HARN, NAD27), but because of the lack of standardization in ...
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TileStache can't find spatial ref for vector layer

I have a query based vector layer in my TileStache configuration, and it's hitting this block of code if layer.GetSpatialRef() is None and driver_name != 'SQLite': raise KnownUnknown('Couldn\'t ...
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Processing SQLite files using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm using qgis and grass for my work. I've produced a shapefile which is over 100mbs (s a result of some statistical analysis). If i convert it to sqlite format (spatially enabled) the data shrinks ...
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no viewable feature when creating line with ogr in python

the python code below produces the expected line shapefile viewable in QGIS import os from osgeo import ogr drv=ogr.GetDriverByName('ESRI Shapefile') if os.path.exists('test.shp'): ...
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ogr2ogr specify lat/long order on conversion to GeoJSON

When using ogr2ogr to convert a polyon from a .shp file to GeoJSON, I noticed that it writes the coordinates in order lat, long. I noticed this because whenever I tried to view the GeoJSON on a map, ...
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Ogr2Ogr: Failed to create GPX file output.gpx

When i try to export an shapefile to gpx using ogr2ogr. ogr2ogr -f GPX output.gpx D:\mypaste\input.shp -sql "SELECT Id AS name FROM layername" It gives me the following error "Failed to create GPX ...
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List the tab/shp files properties within folders/sub folders w.r.t relative folder path [closed]

Currently i am using this command line For /R "U:\01 My Proj" %f in (*.tab) do ogrinfo -al -so "%f" >>U:\New.txt to extract all the tab file related information as a text.Instead of giving the ...
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Get the outer ring inner ring for a given polygon using ogr python binding

I am trying to read the geometry of some shapefiles, now I meet some problem when I try to identify the polygon with holes, since a polygon may(or not) have one hole(or multiple holes). This is the ...
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Union multiple shapefiles with overlapping shapes

I have several shapefiles that overlap and I would like to union their geometries to get rid of those overlaps. I know how to do this with OGR and Python for single geometries. from osgeo import ogr ...
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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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GeoJson attributes encoding limitation

I have problem when trying to encode attribute values in latin1 using ogr GeoJson driver. Accent char are not displayed correctly. Is the geoJson encoding is limited to UTF-8? I cant find any info ...