I want to use arcpy (the ESRI install of python 2.65) to analyse MapInfo TAB files...can this be done directly or do I need to convert them to shp files...if so would it be possible to do something like
tabs=glob.glob('*.tab') and then for tab in tabs some function to convert tab to shp tab_shp1.shp
(maybe ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" mydata.shp mydata.tab) not sure how to call an external command line.
I know there is functionality in FWTOOLS via OGR but can I access this via the ESRI python 2.65 install?
We have both tab and shp data and I am trying to create a master spatial index of all the datasets we have. I have written the code for ESRI formats but want to include the tab's if possible.