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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Importing Census TIGER Shape Files to SQL Server 2012?

I've been doing my research on how to import shape files into Microsoft SQL Server 2012. and am still unable to figure out how to do it after hours of playing around with it. I'll document what I've ...
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Convert points to lines with Python GDAL

I have a dictionary with points. The points are derived from a raster (see image below). The points are not sorted and are not in order. The dictionary looks for example like this: pointDict = {0: ...
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Running OGR conversion to dxf within QGIS

I would like to automate a conversion process which converts a polygon vector dataset (either sqlite or shp) to a dxf using a named column as layer name for the dxf file. The column / layer name is ...
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Compiling MySQL and Sqlite drivers for GDAL/OGR 1.10.1

IF YOU WANT SHORT QUESTION GOTO QUESTION SECTION I have builded GDAL 1.10.1 with the instructions in BuildingOnWindow. By the default OGR drivers dont support MySQL, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, Sqlite, ESRI ...
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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 gml to geojson using Python and ogr with geometry transformation?

Does anyone have an idea how to convert gml to geojson (with attributes) using Python with ogr bindings? It should be possible to transform geometries to different coordinate system. I can not use ...
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Automatically determine polygon overlap 'islands'

I have a shapefile with many polygons. Some partly overlap with each other, some are not overlapping. I'm considering a polygon to be overlapping given a minimum area of overlap. 'Islands' of partly ...
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GDAL SQL syntax to add field an put values

I try to make a new field in my attribute table and put in values from another field after converting from character to integer but can't get the right syntax. I run this as shell-script in MSYS. cd ...
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Error during conversion of shapefile to MySQL using ogr2ogr

I have installed MS4W in Windows 7. I get an error when I try to convert a shapefile to MySQL database using GDAL/OGR ogr2ogr. This is the command I'm trying: C:\ms4w\tools\gdal-ogr>ogr2ogr -f ...
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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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Why do Shapefiles and GeoJSON behave differently in GDAL Python?

I have a test.shp. I loop over the file, buffer the features, and write the buffers to a new file. I tested writing the buffers to a Shapefile and to a GeoJSON. If I try to use the new buffer layer ...
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Python-OGR: nested loop only loops once

I have a polygon file buffer_stands.shp with 20 features and I have a line file OSMroads.geojson with 9 features. I expected the script to loop through the buffers and print out for each buffer loop ...
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How to load interlis1 files directly into QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour 64Bit (W7Pro)

with earlier version of QGIS (1.8) it was possible to load data in interlis 1 format directly. If I try now it says something like unknown format. Is this because I'm using the 64Bit version of the ...
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batch clipping code produces some shapefiles containing no features

#MASS CLIPPING (ogr2ogr) #Stefan Safranek #Shape Files by US-States import os, glob import subprocess from osgeo import ogr # Input folders saveFolder = "C:\\Users\\Stefan\\Desktop\\experiment ...
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How do you open shapefiles with ogr2ogr

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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OGR FeatureCount returns '-1' with OSM data

I am trying to read in an OSM file with OGR. import ogr driverOSM = ogr.GetDriverByName('OSM') roadsDs = driverOSM.Open('data/map.osm', 0) roadsLayer = roadsDs.GetLayer() The feature count returns ...
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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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How to retain crs data when datum-shifting using ogr2ogr?

I'm converting a shapefile from OSGB36 to WGS84 using ogr2ogr like so: ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" new.shp original.shp -s_srs EPSG:27700 -t_srs EPSG:4326 However, the original contains the ...
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What is required to get OGR to work with SQL Server?

All, I've been having heaps of trouble getting OGR to connect to our SQL Server development environment. (read about it here and here) SQL Versions: 2008, 2012 OS's: Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.04 My ...
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What is the best way to handle geometries between Python functions?

What is the best way to handle geometries between different Python functions? For example: I have a function that exports a line from grass.script. The line will be a parameter of another function ...
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How to change the field value of a Shapefile using GDAL/OGR?

I am trying to change the field value of a shapefile. However it doesn't change the value. What's wrong with my code? import ogr driver = ogr.GetDriverByName('ESRI Shapefile') fn = 'dist.shp' ...
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OGRFeature::DestroyFeature fails

I am using OGR to read features from a shape file; when the feature is destroyed I am getting an error 0xC0000005: Access violation reading location 0xffffffffffffffff. This secton of the code looks ...
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How to run OGR in ArcGIS Scripts?

When I run my script outside ArcGIS it works because during execution script uses a GDAL and OGR modules from osgeo. When I use script as a tool in ArcGIS it does not work. In PySripter I can import ...
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how is the command of ogr2ogr for converting the adf to shp?

What is the correct format of ogr2ogr for converting the ADF grid to SHP file? I tried this, but it fails. $ ogr2ogr -where "OGR_GEOMETRY='Point'" -f "ESRI Shapefile" SHP.shp ADF.adf
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Python: how to speed up spatial search (nearest point)?

I'm working on a program that determines the closest location from a given point. The point cloud I'm testing against is very big (~800.000). However, this doesn't really explain why my implementation ...
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Why is the performance of ogr methods different on different OS?

This question actually comes forth from an earlier question of mine . A short introduction. I was writing a program that performs near analysis and creates buffers for a set of points. On my Linux ...
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Generate points that lie inside polygon

I have polygon feature and want to be able to generate points inside it. I need this for one classification task. Generating random points until one is inside the polygon wouldn't work because it's ...
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Polygonize.py outputs into a single file or simple merge?

Given an unique raster topographic file at start, I want to get vector polygons for elevations thresholds 1m, 200m, 500m, 1000m, 2000m into a single shp file. I first slice my raster into 5 (or more) ...
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How to join attributes by location with command line

I would like to joint the attributes of 2 shapefiles by location but with a command line (linux). This feature is easy in QGIS but it is VERY slow. Is there a way of doing this with ogr or pyqgis ? ...
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How to read vector datasets using GDAL library

Up to now, I have used GDAL in order to read raster information and geotiffs and show them with the help of OpenGL. Now I have a vector dataset, and by that, I mean I have the files with types: DBF ...
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Clip and copy files to same directory structure using OGR/GDAL with Python

We need to clip all our data (many TB) by a new boundary and save it while maintaining the same data structure. I want to use OGR/GDAL as the data is in shp/tab/kml/geoTif/ecw etc. I can find the ...
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Change python + ogr2ogr.exe to python + ogr

I have written several complicated python scripts that end up using ogr2ogr to load or translate data. I have been converting these scripts to standalone exe files meaning the team do not require ...
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How to split a feature using GDAL

I want a feature to be cut into 2 or more based on deviation of a segment i.e., the angle between 2 successive segments. At places, I may also require to merge 2 or more features.
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will ogr get coordinates in geographic coordinate system or projected coordinate system when using getPoint(int,OGRPoint*)

Consider the code that I have written in the stackoverflow question How to extract vertexes of geometries in ESRI shapefiles using ogr library with c++, I have used the code to show shapefiles on an ...
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How to use projection of a shapefile in order to have a better view in OpenGL

As you see here, this is the code that I have used to extract vertices of ESRI shapefiles in order to show them with OpenGL. I have also uploaded my project here, if you want to give it a try and see ...
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Can I have two kinds of point geometry in a shapefile or I should create multipoint shapefiles?

Following my previous question, can I have a mixture of two kinds of geometry in a shapefile of type point. Just like I have about shapefiles of type polygon or I should always create a shapefile of ...
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How can I use ogrinfo to reach information anout a .shp?

How can I use ogrinfo? where should I write it? In the visual studio's command prompt or somewhere else? Can you make some examples? when I use ogrinfo in the windows or visual studio's command ...
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How to access vertices in a polygon layer using ogr library with c++

up to now I have tried these classes in order to extract the vertices of polygons: OGRPolygon : It doesn't have any method to get number of vertices, start point and end point. OGRLineString : ...
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Error when using gdal/ogr and python to clip a “shp” file by a “shp”

I am new to the gdal/ogr library for python and I was wondering how to clip a shp file by another shp file. I think I am having trouble with the syntax. Thanks - Stefan I keep getting a windows error ...
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OGR: How to save layer from AttributeFilter to a shape filter?

I select a subset of features from my shape file like so: node_lyr = nodes.GetLayer() q_str = "%s = %i" % (field, value) node_lyr.SetAttributeFilter(q_str) What is the best way to make a shape file ...
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please Introduce me a free 3rd party library appropriate for showing Geospatial information

Up to know I have used GDAL to extract raster data from geotiffs and then opengl's used to show that raster data. But when it comes to extract vector data with the help of ogr library, what library ...
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Python ogr: why is GetFeatureCount() so slow?

I did some profiling for a program I wrote and discovered that ogr's layer.GetFeatureCount() is significantly slower than just using python's BIF len(). Here are my test results def test(): ...
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OGR: How to best use GetFeature on a selection?

I think the following is very confusing sel_str = "ND_14 = '108'" l.SetAttributeFilter(sel_str) l.GetFeatureCount() >>> 1 In a for-loop this gives me for f in l: g = ...
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OGR: How to control the spatial reference of a layer?

I want to use a subset of a shape for a spatial filter. The filter returns 0 features which is unexpected. So I was checking the spatial references of the layers and one of them seems to have none. ...
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is it possible to project a shapefile to a raster's custom projection with command line gdal/ogr?

I have a raster with a user defined sinusoidal projection and a shapefile in lat/lng coordinates (I believe this is called 'unprojected'?). I'd like to use ogr/gdal's command line utilities to ...
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Offset shapefile to start from prime meridian

I have Natural Earth shapefile (for example this file: link) covering whole globe in -180:180 range. I want to offset this file, so that it starts from Greenwich prime meridian instead -180. How can ...
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How to conditionnally assign a new value to pixels of a raster image?

Given a topographic GIS raster of one country crop.tif: Given a know pixel value such as elevation (z) is +73 : $ gdallocationinfo crop.tif 1 1 -valonly > 73 Given an elevation threshold n = 50 ...
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Gdal: How iterate through all pixels of a raster image?

Given a topographic raster image. How to iterate through all pixels of this raster image ? Solution preferably with gdal, in console. Some other libraries/script could be installed. Related: ...
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What does OGR “driver not loaded” mean when connecting to SQL Server through QGIS?

All, Using QGIS 1.8, SQL Server 2012, and OGR 1.9.2 (also fails on our SQL Server 2008 sandbox machine) When creating a connection in QGIS I'm getting the following errors: Ubuntu 12.04 Driver ...
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How to make a virtual layer from ogr geometry?

I know how to do this: nodes = driver.Open(node_nav,0) node_lyr = nodes.GetLayer() node_lyr.SetSpatialFilter(None) But how do can use the layer methods on a geometry I created from scratch? ...