I am trying to read .e00 file in qgis but it says "Invalid Data Source". I don't know whether it is a vector or raster data. So, I tried importing it as both vector and raster but am getting same message. The file in mention is soil texure data found here.

I am wondering if there is a way to change the file format or to open it as such in QGIS.

EDIT:I did go through the answer of the question Adding .e00 data into QGIS?

which suggests that I can import it as such as a vector but I am getting the error as above.

  • check this answer out gis.stackexchange.com/questions/50121/adding-e00-data-into-qgis
    – mr.adam
    Jun 16, 2017 at 19:41
  • @mr.adam "Invalid Data Source: C:\Users\Kuljeet\Downloads\Compressed\mu_poly.e00\us48_mu_geo.e00 is not a valid or recognized data source" is the error I receive if I try importing it as a vector or a raster as answer of the question suggests. Jun 16, 2017 at 19:48
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    @KuljeetKeshav you have two dots here 'mu_poly.e00\us48_mu_ge‌​o.e00' you can only have one. try 'mu_poly_e00\us48_mu_ge‌​o.e00' instead
    – Mapperz
    Jun 16, 2017 at 20:42
  • @Mapperz Tried doing it. Still same problem When opened as Raster :"Unsupported Data Source:C:\Users\Kuljeet\Downloads\Compressed\mu_polye00\us48_mu_geo.e00 is not a supported raster data source" When opened as Vector : "Invalid Data Source: C:\Users\Kuljeet\Downloads\Compressed\mu_polye00\us48_mu_geo.e00 is not a valid or recognized data source" Jun 16, 2017 at 21:37
  • but your data is vector - I converted it too see
    – Mapperz
    Jun 16, 2017 at 21:38

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This is comment rather than an answer but the conversion to mapinfo tab created point files and polygons to create this.

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The file is available here for 30 days https://ufile.io/jwgnj

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