AW: [Gdal-dev] coordinates for csv-files with ogr2ogr

C.Strobl at C.Strobl at
Tue Oct 24 09:17:12 EDT 2006

hallo frank,
thanks for your fast answers. so the way to get ascii-coordinates with ogr is to export in gml or kml. or is there another possibility?
best regards

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Frank Warmerdam [mailto:warmerdam at] 
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 24. Oktober 2006 15:01
> An: Strobl, Christian
> Cc: gdal-dev at
> Betreff: Re: [Gdal-dev] coordinates for csv-files with ogr2ogr
> C.Strobl at wrote:
> > hello all,
> > is there a possibility to generate with ogr2ogr a csv-file which 
> > contains also the coordinates and not only the attributes.
> > thanks and greetings from munich.
> Christian,
> This is not possible with the current csv driver.  Geometries 
> are always discarded.  In theory it would not be hard to 
> modify it to allow geometries to be emitted as a WKT column, 
> or perhaps for point data to be split into an X, Y (and Z) column.
> > christian
> > p.s. besides this ogr2ogr generates always with the csv-option a 
> > folder AND a file with the same name, e.g. .../file.csv/file.csv
> Right - on creation the driver always creates a directory and 
> creates each layer as a csv file inside that.  Some drivers, 
> like the shapefile driver, have hacky logic to try and 
> determine if a single shp/shx/dbf file set should be created 
> or a whole directory.  But this is complex and problem prone 
> and this capability was not replicated in the csv driver 
> which is by design fairly simple.
> Best regards,
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