If you want a sample geo database to play with, try the MassGIS annotation personal geo database http: We instead want to call the table something different like newtablename. What exactly is the question? Consider the following CSV file test. The tiger files contain a set of layers, so unlike the other outputs we have done, we will specify a folder to dump all the layers into.

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JJD 25k 35 This is a tutorial provided by California Soil Resource Lab.

Starting with GDAL 1. Email Required, but never shown. How do I change this so that I can write a shapefile of lines? These scv command line tools can be found in the bin folder of your FWTools install.

Scripts or other mechanisms can generally be used to convert other variations into a form that is compatible with the OGR CSV driver. However, the file I currently have is way too big for this process. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website gdl subject to these policies.


In this case, a huge amount means 16 m.

Consider the following CSV file test. Import 1 feature class and reproject and rename geometry column. Geospatial Data Abstraction Layer. The above outputs all the tiger layers in the TGR set into a folder called masuffolk that resides within our data folder that we have cded to.

If you really want to use Ogr2Ogr for this kind of conversion, below is the standard way to do it. In these cases you have to tell OGR what the output projection is.

Converting csv files to ESRI Shapefile format

The code below will export all your postgis tables out into a folder called mydatadump in ESRI shape shp format. Sign up using Email and Password. We instead want to call the table something different like newtablename. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Sometimes you have more than one geometry field in a table, and ESRI shape can only support one geometry field per shape. The driver supports creating new databases as a directory of.

Also you may only want a subset of data. So this section may be a bit obsolete for the upcoming versions.

Starting with GDAL 2. Configuration options set with “–config key value” on command line utilities: Note it will output shp and the corresponding shx, and prj files.


Comma Separated Value (.csv)

For Wkb and Wkt, your geometry should be in a single column containing a valid Wkb or Wkt format. Sign up using Email and Password. Many variations of textual input are sometimes called Comma Separated Cv files, including files without commas, but fixed column widths, those using tabs as separators or those with other auxiliary data defining field types or structure.

The points are equally distributed, therefore an interpolation is not needed; each point just needs to be converted into a raster cell. Cells with same Y coordinates must be placed on consecutive lines.

See Wikipedia for some more information on Wkt and Wkb formatting of geometries: Reading features in random order will generally cdv very slow. In a single line the types for each column have to be listed with double quotes and be comma separated e.