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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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Using osgeo modules in ArcGIS10.1 and QGIS 1.8 python shells

This is related to an old question of mine - Issues with osgeo - qgis.core and arcpy modules Now in new versions of all the software QGIS Lisboa (1.8), ArcGIS 10.1 and pyScripter 2.5.3. They all use ...
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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 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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How to stop writeOGR from abbreviating Field Names when using “ESRI Shapefile” driver

I'm currently using the following script to add some attribute data from a table to lots of individual shapefiles: library(rgdal) specieslist <- read.csv("SpeciesList1.txt", header=F) attdata ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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ogr2ogr failed to reproject shapefile error exceeds limits

I cannot get correct transformation from WGS84 to the Hungarian EOV EPSG:23700 (Hungarian Datum 72) using ogr2ogr. I am using ogr2ogr from the fwtools shell. I have a shapefile in GCS WGS84 (epsg ...
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ArcGIS SP4 fails to open file geodatabases created with ogr2ogr

I've been using the new FileGDB support in gdal-1.9.0 to create file geodatabases that can be opened in ArcGIS. For example (I'm doing this all on one line, so I'm not certain this will run as ...
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UnboundLocalError: local variable 'x' referenced before assignment

I am trying to execute this code, import osgeo.ogr def findPoints(geometry, results): for i in range(geometry.GetPointCount()): x,y,z = geometry.GetPoint(i) if results['north'] == ...
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Converting 2D shapefile to Equal Area Projection?

I have thousands of shapefiles with coordinates in lat/long (-180 to +180 x, -90 to +90 y), that contain polygons of which I wish to calculate the area. I'm using the Python GEOS/OGR/GDAL API. If I ...
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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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Point-in-polygon using Python and OGR

I want to use OGR in Python to write a simple point-in-polygon test: def point_in_polygon(point, polygon): """ point : [longitude, latitude] polygon : [(lon1, lat1), (lon2, lat2), ..., ...
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How to reproject shapefile using ogr2ogr

I have shapefile in EPSG:2834 and I want to reproject it into EPSG:4326. I am trying to use ogr2ogr in Windows; however, I get this failure output: C:\Users\Nik\Desktop\Logan_Lines>ogr2ogr -t_srs ...
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Error getting while creating new field to a shape file table

i am getting the error for following code to add a new field to a shape file table. from osgeo import ogr # Open a Shapefile, and get field names source = ogr.Open('my.shp', 1) layer = ...
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Why can't I edit KML/GML layers?

Newbie here confused by my first experience in QGIS I have a handful of lines defining a bike route. Originally they were saved in a .gml file and later translated into .kml so they could be viewed ...
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Is Django's LayerMapping capable of putting a static value into all features?

I'm using GeoDjango's LayerMapping utility to try and import a set of features. The catch is that aside from the attributes in the source layer, I want all the destination features to have the same ...
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Is it possible to get the EPSG value from an OSR SpatialReference class using the OGR Python API?

When reading a layer from a OGR PostGIS connection I can get the SpatialReference of the layer, but is it possible to get the EPSG value? Is there any documentation on this? For example: lyr = ...
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Where do I find the ogr2ogr command for Mac OS X Lion?

I am looking for the equivalent of FWTools for Mac OS X, Lion. Is there anything I can easily install and get that command?
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API documentation for Gdal/Ogr with C#

I want to assign projection to shapefile in my web C# application, for this i am using Gdal/OGR/OSR C# bindings and add osr_csharp.dll and ogr_csharp.dll references. But i am facing some difficulty ...
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Issues with osgeo - qgis.core and arcpy modules

Is it possible to have the python shell from either qgis or argis to load (import) both qgis.core and arcpy? I am developing a metadata creation tool and have completed the core functionality using ...
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Exporting PostgreSQL table to FileGDB: wkbUnknown layer geometry type

I'm attempting to export a PostGIS (1.5.3) database table as a File geodatabase using the new FileGDB OGR / GDAL 1.9.0 driver: $ ogr2ogr -overwrite -sql "SELECT * from db_pts LIMIT 1" \ -f ...
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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 ...
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Projecting shapefile with transformation using OGR in python

I want to change coordinate system of a shapefile from British National Grid to WGS84 (in order to be able to convert it to KML later on). To get the best results of projecting I would like to use ...
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Accessing non-spatial PostgreSQL tables using OGR Python bindings

When connecting to PostgreSQL/PostGIS using the OGR Python bindings is it possible to get non-spatial table names (i.e. OGR layers) from the connection? Currently, doing: conn = ogr.Open("PG: ...
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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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Errors when converting MapInfo .tab to .dxf

I am trying to convert some MapInfo files to .dxf format using OGR2OGR using the following command: OGR2OGR -f "DXF" "input.dxf" "output.TAB" -overwrite -skiperrors When I run this I am getting a ...
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Escaping spaces in paths for use in batch file

I am making a MapInfo program in MapBasic. I am calling OGR2OGR in order to convert some files. To do this I am generating a batch file and then running it. My code looks something like this: RunStr ...
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Is there a mapping between OGR and python data types?

I'm writing a shapefile using OGR in python, creating fields on-the-fly from a python data source. Creation of a new field requires an OGR data type, is there a mapping between OGR and python data ...
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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 cut a shape file?

I want to use a shape file of the Corine Land Cover. This covers all of Europe, but I am only interested in the area of Scandinavia. How can I cut this file using free software (preferably a ...
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ogr2ogr fails to convert GeoJson file > 200MB

As a followup to my previous question (Converting SimpleGeo Places GeoJSON file to shapefile), I am now struggling with what I perceive might be an ogr2ogr "memory" limitation, but I cannot be sure. ...
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Can I change the GDAL/OGR library that QGIS uses?

I have been adding a new format to OGR, all seems well and OGRInfo works. Now I would like to test my code out using QGIS. Is there an easy way to switch which GDAL lib QGIS uses on a windows box? ...
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How to convert Shapefile geometries to WKB using OGR?

I got the geometry of a feature of the shapefile, and i want to save that geometry in the postgis (in WKB formats like it happens when we import shapefiles using shp2pgsql and psql commands). How do I ...
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Create polygon from OGREnvelope

I have a folder full of about 2000 files and I would like to generate a kind of key map for each file so people don't need to just randomly load each one in order to find what is what. I have the ...
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What is the intended Behavior of -skipfailures in ogr2ogr?

I am trying to run ogr2ogr to convert some geojson to shapefile. All is good until any of the geojson features have an invalid geometry (for example, the coordinate array of point geometry is empty). ...
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GDAL Python bindings not picking up OGR PostgreSQL driver

I have a windows server (Microsoft Windows Server 2003) with: Python 2.7, PostgreSQL 9.04-1, GDAL 1.8.1 (installed from the windows installer (gdal-18-1500-core.msi) hosted at ...
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How to combine MapInfo tab files into one spatialite DB?

I have many folders, each with a collection of MapInfo tab files (each folder has the same table names). For each folder I want to merge the tab files into one spatialite DB. My current method is to ...