I have two massive shapefiles and I need to create a difference shapefile output between the two. I have a layer where I have satellite coverage (orange) and then a layer where I have high resolution imagery (purple). I'm looking to create a shapefile of only sections where I have satellite coverage but not high resolution imagery. In my case these holes are where Landsat is used.
I'm not to used to doing anything on the command line but am happy to do so if it will work.
I believe the issue here is that the shapefiles are too big themselves (can contain >40k features). None of the default difference tools work when using full shapefiles. Will work for other queries though.
Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about:
The final result that I need is the orange tiles with the areas covered by purple removed.