[Gdal-dev] line to polygon with ogr2ogr?

Vincent Schut schut at sarvision.com
Wed Mar 26 02:59:58 EST 2003

On Tuesday 25 March 2003 17:42, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Vincent Schut wrote:
> > Just to be really sure I thought I'd ask...:
> >
> > Is it possible to convert a line (multiline) shapefile to a polygon
> > shapefile using ogr2ogr?
> > I have a shapefile (I did not create myself, of course...) which was for
> > some (none) reason saved as line, but should be polygon. All lines are
> > closed as far as I could see, but the type is just wrong and I can't add
> > it to my main polygon table for this theme in postgis. Can I change this
> > with ogr2ogr, or do I need some other trick?
> Vincent,
> This can't be fixed with ogr2ogr.  It could, in theory, be fixed with a
> python script as long as the dataset isn't too extraordinarily large, or
> it could be fixed in a C/C++ program.

Thanks Frank,
I just needed this confirmation to be completely sure that I wouldn't miss the 
easiest way...

> Best regards,

Vincent Schut (schut at sarvision.com)
Sarvision B.V.
Wageningen, The Netherlands

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