[gdal-dev] grouping shapefiles
aashishcy at gmail.com
Tue Oct 19 18:47:39 EDT 2010
On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 3:08 PM, Dan Putler <dan.putler at sauder.ubc.ca>wrote:
> Hi Jayesh,
> I think the short answer is "no". A shapefile can only deal with one
> geometry layer at a time by construction.
Thanks, I know this.
> To handle multiple layers in the same file, folks have gone to geospatial
> databases, where each table is a separate layer if the table has a geometry
> column. An "open" format that would do what you want can be done using
> SpatiaLite: http://www.gaia-gis.it/spatialite/.
This is very useful information. I was thinking of some sort of database but
didn't know about spatialite.
Thanks Dan. I will look into it.
> On 10/19/2010 11:37 AM, Jayesh Chaudhary wrote:
>> I know I can merge shapefiles using ogr2ogr but is there a way to group
>> them? So that each layer can be separate and we just send users a single
>> file (other then zip)?
>> I don't know any but wondering if someone.
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