How can I use ogrinfo?
where should I write it?
In the visual studio's command prompt or somewhere else?
Can you make some examples?

when I use ogrinfo in the windows or visual studio's command prompt, I get the result:

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This is the same result that I get, when I use gdal_translate.


ogrinfo as nothing to do with Visual Studio. It is a command line tool (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X)

So you use it in the Windows console or in the Linux and Mac OS X shell in the same way.

ogrinfo yourshape.shp

with a lot of options: (ogrinfo)

And, there are many, many tutorials in Gis.StackExchange : search ogrinfo and on the Web....

  • ok thanks @gene but the reason that I asked the question is the problem I have explained now in my question. In fact, I have read some of those tutorials but each time, I get the same error. And as I have said in my question, afew days ago I couldn't use gdal_translate,too. If you're desired to help me please see my editing the question. thanks alot. – Sepideh Abadpour Sep 13 '13 at 14:13
  • I do not use Windows but I suspect that you have a problem with the GDAL/OGR installation and the paths of the tools – gene Sep 13 '13 at 14:43

On windows, you must specify the full path to the ogrinfo executable. On my windows 7 machine it is: C:\Python33\Lib\site-packages\osgeo\ogrinfo


You need to set up your environmental variables for it to be recognised as a command by the command prompt.

See: http://gisforthought.com/setting-up-your-gdal-and-ogr-environmental-variables/

Alternatively supply the full path to your GDAL/ogr install. Like:

C:\OSGeo4W64\bin\ogrinfo.exe myshapefile.shp

Or run the command from the same folder as your ogr/GDAL install.

cd "C:\OSGeo4W64\bin\"
ogrinfo "C:\mydata\myshapefile.shp"

I would recommend reading up a bit on the windows command prompt in general. These are not really GIS issues.

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