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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Can ESRI's 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 ...
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How to interpret the OSGeo4w software version under Advanced Install option?

When choosing to install QGIS Desktop using the OSGeo4w advanced install option, I noticed that there are what looks like ambiguous software versions to choose. For example, currently QGIS Desktop ...
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SHAPE FILE to TIGER with OGR

How do I convert SHAPE FILE to TIGER using GDAL (OGR). I try but throw following error:(layer number)is not a known TIGER/Line layer.
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Simplify polygon in OGR

We use ArcObjects pretty heavily and simplify polygons using something similar to the ITopologicalOperation::Simplify(void). No tolerance is passed in as the parameter (it uses the XY tolerance of ...
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How do I Capture GDAL projection and create matching output (OGR or GDAL) shape files?

Working in C++, using GDAL and OGR: Depending on what the user has supplied for image input, I need to output point (or other) shape files in the same projection as the input raster images. The ...
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GDAL/OGR Determine if dataset is raster or vector

I am writing a script using the GDAL/OGR Python bindings and it is possible that the user may provide a raster dataset or a vector dataset as input. If the user provides a vector dataset, the script ...
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Why are the output point shapefile PRJ files empty?

I have tried evry thing I could find (using C++) to create a new .prj file for an output point shape file using OGR. While I get no compilation or execution errors and ArcMap accepts the file as a ...
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Why does Ogr2Ogr Postgres import fail?

I have a lot of S57 files that need to be imported to PostgresDB. The process takes over 2 hours. In order to improve performance, I have tried using PG_USE_COPY to use copy instead of DB inserts. I ...
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how to cast integer to float in an ogrinfo sql statement?

I have a shapefile for which I would like to add the values in a column. As the sum exceed the capacity of an integer, I need to cast values to a float. I tried the following: ogrinfo -sql "SELECT ...
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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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How to convert GML Surface to SHP Using OGR?

I have a very large .gml file with multiple layers in it. I would like to export one of these layers to .shp. It is a polygon layer (of lakes). However, I am getting the error: ERROR 1: ...
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How to bulk delete shapefile columns?

I have shape-file with next attribute table: - name of features, unique number for each feature of layer I must split shape-file by NAME field, but in result in attribute tables of layers should be ...
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How to create a shapefile consisting of 2 lines using Python OGR?

How would you create a shapefile consisting of 2 lines using Python OGR? First line is no problem, but how do you reuse MyLine and Feature objects to create the second line? Ultimately this will ...
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How to add custom Feature attributes to ESRI Shapefile with Python?

I am seeking a way to take an existing ESRI 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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Are there GUI resources for gdal and ogr?

For those who are new to the programming side of GIS, I feel that a lot of great tools and resources are inacessible. I am interested in GUI based wizards for handling geoprocessing with libraries ...
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ogrinfo bash script failure

I need to recursively document a bunch of Shapefiles using orginfo in many directories. For example, $ tree -P *.shp . ├── acfish2s │   └── acfish2.shp ├── airports │   ├── airport_runways.shp │   ...
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How to programmatically create exports from PostGIS database into different file formats (e.g. shapefile, dxf, dgn,…)?

Is there a kind of wrapper/library written in python which would enable me to programatically create exports from postgis database into different file formats (most common being, shapefile, dxf, ...
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DXF to georeferenced SHP

I know how to set projection and georeference bounds of scanned TIFF file, by using gdal, but I don't know how to do the same for vector file. For example I georeferenced TIFF file by using this ...
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Ogr: How to add layer description to dgn?

I have created a dgn-file using Ogr, but can't find a way to fill out the description for this layer programatically. (something like _dgnLayer.Description = "Highways") opts.Add("SEED=" + ...
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Read an ArcGIS Feature dataset using GDAL

I am new to GDAL in Python and would like to use it to create a list of populated layers in a ArcGIS mdb Feature datasets. I have the code below that provides a list of all the populated layers but ...
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Slow FileGDB Performance in GDAL

I am attempting to write many ASPRS LAS point files into an ESRI File Geodatabase using my compilation of GDAL 1.9.2. The FileGDB driver for GDAL/OGR appears to be incredibly slow when writing large ...
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Convert Shapefile to MySql

I have used Grass GIS imported a .shp file; I now want to export this file to MySQL. I understood that MySQL will contain the function of all three the files necessary in a Shape file system (.shp - ...
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OGR Shapefile to CSV: Using Python to get WKT for multipart Polys.

Using ogr2ogr and python, I'm running into a wall with trying to create a csv with WKTs for a shapefile that contains multipart polygons. Currently this is this code I'm using (found it on interweb): ...
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Shape-file encoding problem in QGIS 1.9.0 (built with GDAL 1.9.2)

I have googled a lot but failed to find the answer. My configuration is: Ubuntu 11.10 Quantum GIS - 1.9.0-Master 'Master' (caae7b7) GDAL 1.9.2, released 2012/10/08 Shape-files refuse to open in ...
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msWFSGetFeature(): WFS server error. FLTApplyFilterToLayer() failed

I have the following code that generates a map with a couple of layers. var PIDS = ...
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How to use -where SQL in an ogr2ogr loop in GDAL/OGR (bash)?

I'm using the following code: while read line; do for att in $line; do ogr2ogr -where "newcode='$att'" -f "ESRI Shapefile" $OUTPUT/$att.shp $INDATA done done < $SCRIPT/newcodes.txt The text file ...
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How to Open a File Geodatabase with ogr? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to access feature classes in File Geodatabases with python and gdal? I have installed: python-2.7.msi GDAL-1.9.1.win32-py2.7.exe import ogr driver = ...
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How current is GDAL in Java

I have used the ogr2ogr to import various formats to Postgres and have used GDAL utilities. Is there a complete Java port for these tools? Or are they simply wrappers calling JNI to C++ code? I have ...
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Opening .lyr file via rgdal/OGR

According to this answer I can read in a .lyr file via OGR as long as it was made with ArcGIS version 10. I have such a file (from the ArcGIS Maps & Data page) but I can't quite make R's readOGR ...
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ogr: how to use epsg database for RD New projection?

I'm trying to assign this EPSG projection to my newly created shapefiles using ogr. The OGR Projections Tutorial says: ...any geographic coordinate system in the EPSG database can be set by it's ...
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ogr2ogr when importing from fgdb and use 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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How to merge a large amount of polygon-features in a script?

We have a very large shapefile with over 30000 features and want to merge it with a script on a server. Currently we try it with QGIS, but the processing takes way too much time. Is there a way to do ...
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Why does ogr's CreateLayer() return None?

Why does ogr's driver method CreateLayer return None? I'm using python 2.7 with gdal 1.9.1. path = r'D:\_tempAuto' out_shp = '%s\test_OGR.shp' % (path,) driver = ogr.GetDriverByName('ESRI ...
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Naming layers in DXF using OGR2OGR

We have been using ogr2ogr to export data from PostGIS into DXF. Using the default behaviour of the export, all data are put into layer '0'. We would put data into a layer name from the PG table name. ...
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How to catch PostgreSQL/PostGIS errors in GDAL/OGR Python bindings?

Is it possible to catch PostgreSQL output error messages in OGR after a query has failed? For example conn.ExecuteSQL('SELECT * FROM non_existing_table;') In Postgres this returns an error ...
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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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Is there a way to properly have GDAL raise exceptions in Python?

I am working with GDAL in Python and have wanted to get GDAL to raise exceptions so that I can do something useful with them. For instance if a file cannot be opened with gdal.Open() I would like to ...
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Is there no EPSG code to use for Behrmann equal-area projection in ogr2ogr?

I'm trying to use ogr2ogr to reproject some shapefiles. The projection I wish to use is Behrmann equal-area. I cannot find an EPSG code to use for the '-t_srs' part of the syntax. Is there any way ...
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Getting Field value for a given coordinate out of ESRI Shapefile using GDAL/OGR

I have a bunch of ESRI shapefiles that contain Land Cover data across Canada (provided by Geobase). I need to query the files and obtain the value of a certain field (called COVTYPE) in a given ...
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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 substuting for GML in this website but to no ...
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TopologyException side location conflict reading MapInfo with Sharpmap

I'm using SharpMap 0.9 to read various MapInfo (.tab) files. I have used a number of files without any problem and been able to perform intersection queries on them like so: var interesectionResults ...
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How to create new layer within a DXF file?

Using OGR in Python, I'd like to create some geometries within a DXF file, but not in the "0" layer, but in new ones. I tried with: import ogr, os, osr, sys ds = ...
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Best way to find the polygons crossed by a line

I'm trying to find all the polygons crossed by a single line (a GPS track). I'm using the OGR library (from python) for computing this, but it's currently a bit 'brute-force' (and slow). For every ...
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“AttributeError: getZ” error when trying to get the elevation of DXF linestrings

I'm using Python and OGR to extract the elevation of lines within a DXF file. import ogr driver = ogr.GetDriverByName('DXF') datasource = driver.Open('test1.dxf', 0) layers=datasource.ExecuteSQL( ...
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ogrinfo SQL GROUP BY Clause

Does ogrinfo support a GROUP BY clauses? I could not find any good documentation of all the SQL syntax features it supports. I tried the following: ogrinfo . -geom=no -sql 'SELECT lsad FROM ...
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OGR and DXF files: Is it possible to handle layer names? (only “entities”)

I'm using Python and OGR to extract the layers of a DXF file and convert them into SHP. I began with: import ogr, os, sys driver = ogr.GetDriverByName('DXF') datasource = driver.Open('test1.dxf', 0) ...
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Eliminate small polygons from shapefile

I downloaded GTOPO30 *.DEM files, and extracted a contour line at 2000m altitude using gdal_contour. In the resulting shapefile, I have many small polygons in areas where the altitude is close to that ...
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OGR/GDAL threading results in low core utilization

I'm trying to process some raster data using ogr/gdal and I can't seem to get full utilization of all the cores on my machine. When I only run the process on a single core, I get 100% utilization of ...
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GEOS Python: Taking Union of several geometries

I am using the GEOS/OGR library in Python. I have files full of geometries that overlap, and I want to convert these to files of geometries that don't overlap. The way I have been approaching this ...
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How to assign OGR geometry a spatial reference when writing to a new layer using the Python API?

I'm using the Python OGR API to add new features to a PostGIS layer. However, despite setting the geometry spatial reference, when the geometry is written out the spatial reference is missing. This is ...