[Gdal-dev] ogr2ogr Unable to open datasource

Ryan Ollerenshaw ollerery at engr.orst.edu
Tue Oct 31 13:44:21 EST 2006

> Because as far as OGR knows the csv file is non-spatial, so when it 
> creates
> the "shapefile" it just creates the .dbf file and no spatial files.
> If you want to treat the first two columns as a point location you 
> need to
> follow extra steps (ie. using an OGR VRT file) to turn them into a 
> spatial
> location.
> Best regards,

Thank you for the help but the documentation for using an OGR VRT file 
does not seem to be clear.  I created a ovf file (see below) and ran
# ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" thick18.shp thick18.cvs
but still no change only a dbf file is created.  I do not see in the VRT 
documentation how to use the ovf file.

Resources I have found:


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