I am trying to access ESRI file gdb from Quantum GIS. I am on Windows 7, 64-bit. I have found many useful threads on how to set up this functionality within Quantum GIS. The method I went for is described in this thread. I installed QGIS as part of the OSGeo4W package. I went for an 'Advanced' installation and added QGIS (v.1.8.0) + 'gdal-filegdb:OGR File GDB Driver' library. This has been installed with no issues. In QGIS, when I navigate to 'Add vector layer' window and choose File GDB as source type, I am able to preview contents of the file gdb in the following 'Select vector layers to add' window. Upon making my selection I can see the layer being displayed in table of contents, however after a short while qgis is crashing. I have attached couple of screenshots of this process:

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Does anybody have similar experience or else can suggest solution to this issue? Do I need the ESRI File Geodatabase API installed as well to be able to access ESRI file GDB?

Many thanks, Magda

  • the ESRI GDB was created in ESRI 9.3, 10 ? – Gago-Silva Jan 8 '13 at 16:12
  • It was created using v. 10 – Magda Jan 8 '13 at 16:13
  • Same issue here (and installation procedure). Tried on FileGDB's that were either upgraded to 10.0 from 9.3 or were built from scratch. When adding a layer from the upgraded GDB, QGIS just crashes. You can add a layer from the GDB created from scratch, but doing anything else (panning, zooming, open attribute table) causes QGIS to crash. – SaultDon Jan 8 '13 at 20:53
  • I can not even get to the stage of panning or zooming as it crashes straight after adding a layer in.. – Magda Jan 9 '13 at 10:05

As shown under your menu on QGIS: HELP>ABOUT>, what version of GDAL/OGR is your QGIS compiled against? Is that 1.9.2?

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    FileGDB is only working for GDAL 1.9.0 and will probably need to get upgraded for 1.9.2 hub.qgis.org/issues/7011 – SaultDon Jan 19 '13 at 2:03
  • My QGIS is compiled against v.1.9.2 GDAL/OGR. IS there a way to run QGIS with GDAL 1.9.0 at the moment? – Magda Jan 21 '13 at 11:07
  • @SaultDon This issue was closed, cause it's a OSGEO4W-issue trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/ticket/309 . This issue was already closed as fixed 8 weeks ago, but from reading it, i can't find a hint what ordinary users can do when still facing problems. – Bernd V. Mar 18 '13 at 9:58

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