I would like to use
geopandas to work on a large dataset which is provided in Esri's file geodatabase format. I would like to be able to read and write this dataset, unfortunately there are still important difficulties which remain with
fiona being able to read
FileGDB format. Here is proof:
I could of course convert everything in the FileGDB to shapefiles, but shapefiles have important limitations when compared with feature classes.
I am looking for a file format which supports the following:
- Read/writeable by geopandas
- Which can handle large datasets containing 10's of millions of records
- Not subject to shapefile limitations
- Easily convertible to and from an Esri FileGDB
Anyone know of an alternative?