How do I convert a shapefile to TIGER using GDAL (OGR). I try but it throws the following error:

(layer number)is not a known TIGER/Line layer.

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TIGER is a read only format, see:


  • It seems that the docs are wrong. It supports write, but it must be have very specific parameters or layer names. Without docs though, I can't help.
    – user10353
    Sep 6, 2013 at 21:13

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