Can I create GeoJSON from DBF where X and Y coordinates are stored as normal attributes.

Is there something in ogr2ogr, which can create GeoJSON?

Example DBF file link:


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It's possible to convert a dbf file to a GeoJSON one thanks to the power of Spatialite support:

ogr2ogr -f GeoJSON StackOverFlowExample.json StackOverFlowExample.dbf -dialect SQLite -sql "SELECT ST_Point(x,y) AS geometry, * FROM StackOverFlowExample"

If the .dbf is not part of an ESRI shp I think your best option is converting the dbf to csv and then the csv to geojson. You could use ogre or the many online available sites.

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