The dbf in question is part of the hpms.shp

The error I receive when trying to import it into postgis (either via shp2pgsql or ogr2ogr) is an fread(782) error. Basically the size of the unzipped dbf file is a bit over 2gb, which is known limitation.

Anyone know how to get around the limitation?

I've contacted the BTS to let them know about this issue...

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    Would you be able to edit your question to indicate whether the dBase file that you are encountering this on is part of a shapefile, please? Also, to prevent the need for us to download the *.zip, can you specify what you are doing with it and how this limitation manifests for you - perhaps there is an error message that you can include in your question. – PolyGeo Nov 3 '14 at 22:07
  • I'm not certain that will work. The stated file size limitation on dbf is 2gb. – Peter Black Nov 3 '14 at 22:41

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