[gdal-dev] ESRI arcgis 9.x

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Thu Dec 17 17:10:47 EST 2009

Donnet , Sebastien wrote:
> Hi,
> sorry in advance if it's a stupid (or already well covered) question,
> but today I tried to read a shapefile coming from, I believe, ArcGIS 9.2 
> and run out into trouble:
> ERROR 4: Unable to open Bedrock.shx or Bedrock.SHX.
> Unable to open datasource `Bedrock.shp' with the following drivers.
> instead of an shx I have an sbn and an sbx 
> My version of ogr/gdal: from FWTools226.exe
> (I'm on windows)
> thanks in advance for any hints.


OGR cannot currently read shapefiles without a .shx file.  The .sbn and
.sbx files are spatial indexes, and not used by GDAL. The .shx file is
basically a "shape id to file offset" index.

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