[Gdal-dev] ogr2ogr Unable to open datasource

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Oct 31 14:03:08 EST 2006

Ryan Ollerenshaw wrote:
> 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:
> http://gdal.maptools.org/ogr/drv_vrt.html
> http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/docs/reference/vector_data/VirtualSpatialData


You would use the .ovf file as the input file.

ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" thick18.shp thick18.ovf

The OGR VRT driver will then open the referenced .csv file, and transform
the features read from it to have a spatial component.

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