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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Aggregate/merge data upon insert into PostGIS (via gdal)

I am working on a project where I take a large raster file (1.5GB+), put it through a number of image-processing operations, and finally convert it to vector data. Being that the raster is large, I am ...
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How to re-compile ogrinfo against gdal used by QGIS?

I just solved a problem with missing libraries blocking use of ogrinfo and ogr2ogr, only to find that these utilities are garbled in one more way: whenever I run any of these, I get following error ...
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Fusion table connexion issue

I'm trying to import some data from a SHP to GFT (Google Fusion Table). I get a 401 error. I'm using an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Linux 64 bits with GDAL 1.11.0, released 2014/04/16. GFT is available (tested ...
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how can i convert a shapefile to lat and lon boundaries?

i have a shapefile of country subdivisions and i would like to extract an array of bounding lat and lon for each division.. is it possible to do?
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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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Python ogr filter attribute SQL

I have a shapefile with 4 attribute fields (MC_ID, MC_info, C_ID, C_info). I want to change some MC_ID values selecting the features by C_info. For example: I want to set MC_ID = 2 for C_info = g19, ...
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Is GDAL/OGR (specifically CoordinateTransformation) thread-safe?

I'm using the Java bindings if it matters. I have a heavily multi-threaded program and this is one of the bottlenecks that I have in a synchronization block. If I could remove the synchronization, it ...
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How to merge several GML files into one

I have a folder of GML files that I want to be able to merge to create one GML file that I can then view. I have tried this using the code described but searching for GML in this website without ...
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GDAL - How to get geometry type of a MapInfo TAB file?

I am using the OGR MapInfo File driver to read a MapInfo TAB file. However, the function GetGeomType() returns 0 which means 'wkbUnknown` even if the features in the TAB are only multi-polygons. Is ...
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how can I get the rest attributes like ATTV, ATTL etc. using S57 Reader?

I'm using GDAL to read S57 files to display them with S52 styles, but I was unable to get the attributions like "ATTV", "ATTL"? Do you know how to get it? I have put the two supporting files, ...
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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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How to read GeoCSV with OGR?

I have a GeoCSV file which stores the geometry in a WKT formatted cell following this recommendation: "identifier","date","geom","value" "Dgf01","15.04.2013","POINT (52.404869 13.147457)","285" ...
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How to specify the new layer type in writeOGR{rgdal}?

There is a task that we copy some polygons into postgis using rgdal package. I noticed postgis is strict with geometry type so that the new multi-feature layer type must be specified. I tested the ...
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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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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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How to build .vrt of shapefiles?

I've a huge number of shapefiles and I would like to create a VRT as I do with gdalbuilvrt for raster. I find here https://github.com/dwtkns/gdal-cheat-sheet that it should be possible and the format ...
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CRS problem between QGIS and fiona / OGR

I have a really annoying problem working with QGIS for visualization and python (fiona / OGR) for the actual operations. I am, by example, doing a simple dissolving operation with fiona. The input is ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...