I need to use the fileGDB driver in gdal, however I can't figure out how to install the driver.

This is the only kind of documentation I found but it doesn't make any sense to me: http://www.trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/FileGDB

Could somebody explain to me how to get this driver to work?
My OS is Windows 10 with the gdal core-1600 64-bit from GISInternals.

  • What operating system are you using, and how did you obtain your GDAL binaries? Commented Sep 21, 2015 at 14:33
  • That highly depends on the OS you are using. If you are on Windows for instance, the OsGeo4W Installer includes a GDAL version compiled with FileGDB support.
    – Kersten
    Commented Sep 21, 2015 at 14:33
  • @EvilGenius Thanks, my OS is Windows 10, added it to my question.
    – Mirko
    Commented Sep 21, 2015 at 14:35
  • @EvilGenius I got the binaries from: gisinternals.com/release.php
    – Mirko
    Commented Sep 21, 2015 at 14:36
  • @Kersten I tried to uninstall my current gdal version and install it again using the OsGeo4W Installer but it didn't seem to support FileGDB.
    – Mirko
    Commented Sep 21, 2015 at 14:38

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Since you've indicated that you are using the GISInternals build of GDAL/OGR:

You need to install the FileGDB plugin separately. This can be found on the same page as the GDAL-core installer. Just grab the filegdb installer that matches and install it afterward.

I.E. for the MSVC 2010 version you'll want:

  • Is it right that in the list of formats this is called "OpenFileGDB" and that it is read-only?
    – Mirko
    Commented Sep 21, 2015 at 14:53
  • @Mirko No, that's an alternate driver (see FileGDB and OpenFileGDB). Commented Sep 21, 2015 at 14:56
  • Hmm, because I downloaded and installed the fileGDB plugin from GISInternals but I still have no FileGDB driver when I execute "ogr2ogr --formats"
    – Mirko
    Commented Sep 21, 2015 at 14:58

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