I have a *.gdb which I normaly could load in QGIS version (3.4 / 3.8) following that instructions (or symply drag'n'dop): Installing File Geodatabase (*.gdb) support in QGIS?

But it returns a error: Invalid Data Source: [...] is not a valid or recognized data source.

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I also tryed ogr2ogr to translate it first in to shapefiles:

ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" ./shp ./Schoeningstedt.gdb

With no result. Whats wrong? Could anyone test my gdb? You can download it here: www.map-site.de/tmp/Schoeningstedt.gdb.zip

  • not working for me either... can you confirm this works in ArcGIS? I can load other GDB's no problem, but this one doesn't work at all. – DPSSpatial_BoycottingGISSE Jun 24 '19 at 17:02
  • I don't have a own installation of ArcGIS but my client is telling me that it is working fine – MAP Jun 24 '19 at 17:10
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    your database only contains rasters 'dgm1_32583_5930, diff_map1_circ15_32583_930 etc) that is not supported by the OpenFIleGDB (as esri locked it out of the Open Geodatabase API) see bottom of esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/arcgis-desktop/data-management/… – Mapperz Jun 24 '19 at 17:41
  • Maybe you can have your client export them from ArcGIS to a format you can work with. – GreyHippo Jun 24 '19 at 17:53

By opening a few of the biggest datafiles (.gbdtable) with a text editor I can see in the header lines texts like "rasterband_id", "rrd_factor", and "block_data". I guess that this geodatabase contains only rasterdata and therefore ogrinfo that runs with success does not find any layers.

ogrinfo Schoeningstedt.gdb
INFO: Open of `Schoeningstedt.gdb'
      using driver `OpenFileGDB' successful.

An old ticket about adding raster support into OpenFileGDB driver is at https://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/7008.


The geodatabase contains a raster dataset and Qgis is not able to open those.raster dataset

  • confirmed as in comments – Mapperz Jun 24 '19 at 17:43

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