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I have a local install of CartoDB in my Ubuntu 14.04. I have created a CartoDB account called "development" and been playing with it for a while. Now I'd like to import some data from a shapefile directly using ogr2ogr.

I've installed GDAL 2.0 since this post mentioned ogr2ogr wouldn't create new tables in CartoDB unless upgraded to 2.0, and tried this command:

ogr2ogr --config CARTODB_API_KEY XXXX -f CartoDB "CartoDB:development" myfile.shp

This is what I get:

ERROR 1: HTTP error code : 404
ERROR 1: HTML error page returned by server
ERROR 1: CartoDB driver doesn't support database creation.
CartoDB driver failed to create CartoDB:development
  • Having this error too... does it mean you have to have the table created first in CartoDB then you can run GDAL to populate it? – DPSSpatial Aug 7 '15 at 17:06
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I think you may have the ogr2ogr syntax wrong. The last line suggests that ogr2ogr didn't expect that type of argument.

I'm using GDAL 2.1.0dev, and this works for me:

ogr2ogr --config CARTODB_API_KEY XXXX -f CartoDB CartoDB:wri-02 myfile.shp

I think you just need to remove the quotes around the "CartoDB:Development", provided that your account is really development.cartodb.com.

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