According to this: http://www.gdal.org/ogr/drv_mitab.html the TAB file writer sets default bounds, with the caveat that 'we should fix this'.

Bounds causes issues with respect to coordinate precision, see here: http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/property-titles-and-maps/maps-imagery-and-data/data/vicmap/datums-and-coordinate-systems/victorian-bounding-box

I would like to know if anyone knows how I can set bounds using OGR, and specifically, with GeoServer's WFS export using the OGR driver.


You will need to install at least GDAL 2.0 and then you can use the OGR Extension with the Layer Creation Options BOUNDS.

First install the OGR Extension http://docs.geoserver.org/stable/en/user/extensions/ogr.html

Then edit the ogr2ogr.xml so your MapInfo File Format looks like this:

  <ogrFormat>MapInfo File</ogrFormat>
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  • 4 years later, we have a solution!!! – Alex Leith Jan 17 '17 at 0:12

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