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I have a CSV file with a column that is WKB, called WKB.

When I import it to QGIS (using "Add Delimited Text Layer"), there seems to be no option for WKB, and the file imports as pure CSV - no geocoded polygons show up on the map, and it thinks the WKB field is a string.

Is there any way to import WKB to QGIS?

  • So it is really Well Known Binary? – user30184 Feb 11 '17 at 11:06
  • WKB in a CSV file is not going to be reliable, since a WKB could have anything in it, including line-feeds, commas, and zero bytes... Is it WKB or WKT, the text version (ie like "POLYGON((1234 123)(313123..." etc? – Spacedman Feb 11 '17 at 15:05
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    possible duplicate of this question if you're talking about hex-encoded WKB strings in delimited files. I think this is still the case. Use WKT / EWKT instead (with tab as separator) or use postgres/postgis instead. – Steven Kay Feb 11 '17 at 23:01

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