I previously asked this question@ regarding finding files that contain an invalid geometry using OGR.

The following SQL command was suggested to me, which seemed to work a treat: -sql "select * from filename WHERE not ST_IsValid(geometry)"

I am now trying to get this to work under python using the following code:

from osgeo import ogr

driver = ogr.GetDriverByName('MapInfo File') 
dataSource = driver.Open(file, 0)
layer = dataSource.GetLayer() 

result = dataSource.ExecuteSQL("select * from file WHERE ST_IsValid(geometry)")
featureCount = result.GetFeatureCount() 

print (featureCount)

Upon running the code however, I get the following error message: ERROR 1: Undefined function 'ST_IsValid' used.

Does anyone know how I go about checking ST_IsValid under python?


I don't think the plain vanilla OGR SQL includes spatial functions? You can specify pszDialect in the parameters for ExecuteSQL, for example to use SQLITE's spatial functions. http://www.gdal.org/ogr_sql_sqlite.html

  • Excellent, using 'dataSource.ExecuteSQL("select * from HousingOptions WHERE ST_IsValid(geometry)", dialect = "SQLITE")' seems to have done the trick. I am getting some kind of logical output now. Thank you! Feb 7 '17 at 15:28

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