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Is there a method in PHP to covert a shapefile to GeoJSON? I need to upload shapefile and load it into a PostgreSQL table. I tried PHP exec(), but it didn't work.

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PHP exec() should work, what error do you get? And what commands/utilities are you using to convert?

For example with ogr2ogr:

$command = "/usr/bin/ogr2ogr -f GeoJSON output.geojson input.shp";
exec($command);

You should use escapeshellarg if any of these params are coming from user input

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