[Gdal-dev] Ogrinfo and MapInfo "view" TAB files

Bill Thoen bthoen at gisnet.com
Tue Jan 2 18:18:45 EST 2007

Hmm... now it works. I must have messed something up the first time.

Daniel Morissette wrote:
> Bill Thoen wrote:
>> It doesn't look like the ogr MapInfo File driver can open a "view" 
>> type tab file, or am I missing something? The view format is 
>> typically how MI stores street files, and is essentially a join 
>> between a table of street names and a table of the street segments. 
>> So is there a way to get ogrinfo to read these or do I have to make a 
>> single tab file out of these?
> MITAB supports "view" TAB datasets, so ogrinfo should support them 
> too. Perhaps your dataset uses a variation that is not supported yet, 
> I would suggest that you first try reading your files using MITAB's 
> tab2tab, see if that works, and if not we'd need to have a look at 
> your dataset and see how hard it would be to add support for the 
> missing features in MITAB.
> Daniel

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