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On QGIS 3.4 (Windows), I would like to load and display NDS (Navigation Data Standard) data (attributes and geometry). I succeed in loading NDS data sample from openlanemodel.

Via the QGIS DB manager, we can see the content of the DB/table. We can see a column called "ndsdata" (I guess containing geometry).

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But I get an error message when I try to load the data as a sqlite db. Via the QGIS explorator panel, we can see the error message:

"Impossible de check metadata".

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For information, up to now, I have installed sqlite, but not spatialite.

Is there a way to display NDS data's geometry with QGIS (or another open source application)?

  • I've never seen geometry as hexadecimal values. Using this converter, I converted the ndsData value for row 3 (the only one I could see the entire field). The original value b'\x00@\x00\x00\x00\x06\x02\x84\x81\xa7\x84\x81\xac' converts to: b'0 @ 0 0 0 6 2 132 129 167 132 129 172'. (I added spaces between the values.) Does that make sense as a geometry? – csk May 22 at 20:24
  • I notice that the tables all have the word "tile" in the title. Perhaps these layers are supposed to be loaded as XYX tiles rather than tables. – csk May 22 at 20:26

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