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ogrinfo is a program in the suite of GDAL tools. ogrinfo provides information about an OGR supported data format (traditionally vector format types).

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Find best cell size to use for rasterization from a shapefile

I've been using GDAL/OGR so far to gather information about my shapefile ogrinfo -so c:/shapefile.shp Using information such as the extents, I can incorporate this into my next command of gdal_grid ...
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Using ogrinfo in Python to find specified information [duplicate]

I am using ogrinfo in Python to find out information about a shapefile from subprocess import Popen, PIPE args = ['ogrinfo', '-so', '-al', 'C:/test/test_shapefile.shp'] process = Popen(args, stdout=...
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ogrinfo - specify what information you want returned

I am using ogrinfo to find out information about a shapefile ogrinfo -so -al 'C:/test/test_shapefile.shp' This obviously gives me a large summary, but I'm wondering is there any way to specify that I ...
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Docker ogr2ogr & ogrinfo .shp shapefile "Unable to open datasource"

I am using current gdal docker image osgeo/gdal:ubuntu-full-3.4.1 to display metadata from a shapefile. After multiple failed attempts of failed installation of GDAL 3.4 on Ubuntu 20.10 I am now using ...
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ogrinfo filter invalid geometries

I have shapefile and I want to filter all invalid geometries. ogrinfo -q /workspace/INVALID/0.shp -sql "SELECT * FROM \"0\"" -fid 1749 Layer name: 0 OGRFeature(0):1749 Target (...
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Getting all Datasets and/or Feature classes and consequently spatial data from Esri Structures in MS SQL

I'm looking for query Esri data on MS SQL Server (best by using pure SQL). So far I'm using ArcPy from Esri Python toolset but that is far from being optimal. Example of iterating through the entire ...
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PyQGIS: Prompt ogr2ogr error in the log window of the processing tool

I have a processing tool that helps users to export data from PostGIS tables to GPKG. I am using ogr2ogr commands to achieve the tasks. I am calling the commands via subprocess. However, I cannot ...
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How to batch rename tables in GeoPackage with OGR

I would like to rename all tables in a GeoPackage file. The "translations" are stored in a .csv file. I would like to do this on the command line and found the below thread that uses the ...
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One-liner to print first feature from GPKG

To make the findings from this GDAL issue more discoverable, I'm posting here as well. ogr2ogr has a -limit option. I couldn't find this option for ogrinfo, while ogrinfo has e.g. -where. I would ...
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One-liner to print first feature from GeoJSON

To make the findings from this GDAL issue more discoverable, I'm posting here as well. ogr2ogr has a -limit option. I couldn't find this option for ogrinfo, while ogrinfo has e.g. -where. I would ...
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ogrinfo st_area for geopackage returns invalid target SRID

I want to use ogrinfo to get areas from a lat-long (EPSG:4326) layer right on the terminal shell, I'm using the query: ogrinfo -dialect sqlite -sql "select st_area(st_transform(geom, 32615)) from ...
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ogr2ogr cannot import .osm.pbf file to PostGIS

I'm trying to import a multipolygon layer from "colorado-latest.osm.pbf" into PostGIS. GDAL 2.4.2 has been installed in a Ubuntu system. However, whenever I'm trying to import the osm.pbf file, I get ...
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Create and use index with GDAL/ogr on shapefile

I'm using OGR and VRT to create a new shapefile from two distinct sources (CSV file and shapefile). It works well, but it is very slow. I want to make it more efficient, so I tried indexing my data ...
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Converting DXF to ESRI Shapefile using ogr2ogr

I like to convert this DXF file to ESRI Shapefiles. I tried the following command: ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" test.shp Umweltzone-Neu-Ulm.dxf ... which output the following warnings ...
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Adding file info using ogrinfo -sql UPDATE expression

I try to add the filename with the tool ogrinfo in a bunch of shape files for later merging reasons under Debian 8 and gdal 2.4.0. I stuck by expressing a valid statement for UPDATE part. For the ...
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QGIS and Mapinfo reporting different projections for some files

When I open a tab file that's been generated in QGIS using EPSG 28355 (MGA 94, z55s) using QGIS 3.10 the projection is transformed to 5551 But when I open it in Mapinfo v17 it's correctly reported as ...
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How to get feature class name using ogrinfo

I am importing kmz into postgres $ogrCommand = 'ogr2ogr -f "PostgreSQL" -a_srs "EPSG:4326" PG:"host='.env("DB_HOST").' port='.env("DB_PORT").' user='.env("DB_USERNAME").' dbname='.env("DB_DATABASE")...
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How to convert an ASCII file (with lat,lon coordinates) to a shapefile using OGR?

I have an ASCII file with the following columns : ID, longitude, latitude, value Is it possible to use OGR (ogr2ogr or ogrinfo) in command line in order to open the ASCII file and convert it to a ...
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How to efficiently extract specific metadata for many shapefiles?

I have a directory with 50 subdirectories containing a total of 300 shapefiles which I would like to query for their feature count and output to a text file. Thus far I am able to get the feature ...
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Alter and update a shapefile with a field from an ASCII file using ogr

I have a vector file "map.shp" with a field ID. I have an attribute table (data.txt) with the following fields: ID, value1, value2. The field ID is the same in both files. I want to update map.shp by ...
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ST_Area(geometry) with ogrinfo estimates a stable area per grid cell

I use ST_area(geometry) in order to calculate the area of each grid cell of a vector grid with LCC projection and 6x6km2 resolution. The CRS of the vector is: +proj=lcc +lat_1=45 +lat_2=22 +lat_0=38.7 ...
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Add FID to attribute table using ogrinfo

I want to add the fid to the attribute table using ogrinfo in OSGeo4W Shell. Here is my code: ogrinfo layer.shp -sql "ALTER TABLE layer ADD COLUMN ID integer" ogrinfo layer.shp -dialect SQLite -...
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ogr2ogr sql: what is the name of the geometry field?

I have the following ogrinfo -so output about a shapefile: Layer name: PREDEFINED Geometry: Polygon Feature Count: 58075 Extent: (425995.430000, 336399.500000) - (447356.663000, 359782.760000) Layer ...
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ogrinfo says "Unable to open datasource" with KML?

I have a KMl file that will open fine in QGIS, but when I try to use ogrinfo I get: $ ogrinfo -so "myfile.kml" FAILURE: Unable to open datasource `myfile.kml' with the following drivers. -> ...
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ogrinfo: Unable to use sqlite dialect with -oo GEOM_POSSIBLE_NAMES open option

I am having problems using the SQLite SQL dialect to read a CSV file using ogrinfo, but only if I also specify a geometry column using the -oo GEOM_POSSIBLE_NAMES open option. Suppose file test.csv ...
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Why won't ogrinfo write to new column using informaiton from previous columns?

I'm having problems classifying an area of mixed forest using ogrinfo. I have an .sqlite file which contains the three columns; proportionclass1. proportionclass2, proportionclass3. I'm trying to ...
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How to List Fields of a Featureclass in a FileGDB using ogrinfo

I have an ArcGIS File Geodatabase, and I know that there is a featureclass within it. If I type: ogrinfo myfilegdb.gdb it lists the featureclasses within it. I now want to just find out what are the ...
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How to install older GDAL v1.11 on Ubuntu 16.04 instead of v2.1.3

I have another question going on this forum regarding GDAL 2.1 ogrinfo not working at Trying to get GDAL 2.x to work, but ogrinfo reports ERROR 3: and ERROR 4: and "Failed to open table res_t48....
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Trying to get GDAL 2.x to work, but ogrinfo reports ERROR 3: and ERROR 4: and "Failed to open table res_t48.PAT"

We have been using GDAL 1.9 for years on a Ubuntu 12.04 machine, but are trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 with the latest PostGIS and GDAL. When I install gdal-bin I end up with version 2.1.3. But ...
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Remove Duplicate Records IDENT field -Shapefile using GDAL OGRINFO or OGR2OGR

I have two shapefiles that I am merging/combining. However, this produces more than 4,000 duplicate records. I need to have only unique records. Is this possible with OGRINFO or OGR2OGR? I've ...
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Reading various (non-.shp) vector types using ogrinfo

I am using the OSGeo4W shell to call ogrinfo on a directory (geodata) to see what vector files it includes: As you see, it lists two shapefiles and it tells me that it is using the shapefile driver; ...
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Calculate total area of polygons in shapefile using GDAL?

I have a shapefile in British National Grid projection: Geometry: 3D Polygon Feature Count: 5378 Extent: (9247.520209, 14785.170099) - (638149.173223, 1217788.569952) Layer SRS WKT: PROJCS["...
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ogrinfo: Get a sample row from a GeoJSON file?

I know how to examine the properties of a GeoJSON file: ogrinfo my.geojson OGRGeoJSON -so But is there a way that I can retrieve a single feature's actual properties, to see what they look like? I ...
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How to restrict the output parameters in ogrinfo?

Just want to know, is it possible to restrict the output parameters while using ogrinfo? For example, I need only the Projection details for a bunch of tab files, that too in a single continuous line ...
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Using ogrinfo how to extract number of columns and attribute population?

Currently i'm using this DO ogrinfo -al -so to extract Projection, Feature count, Field_names for a bunch of files in batch mode. Is it possible to extract number of fields & how many fields are ...
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How to run ogrinfo for files listed in a CSV? [closed]

I am using this code to extract info's of all the tab files in a folder. We have a csv list which has, say 100 file names out of 500 files in that folder. How to modify the code only to do ogrinfo's ...
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Attribute table empty with custom driver in newer versions

I've written a custom ogr driver for one of our own formats. When loading the data I get to see vector data nicely displayed in Brighton/Essen/Pisa. However, when opening the 'Attribute Table' only ...
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