[Gdal-dev] ogr2ogr: merging multi shp data in one output

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Thu Mar 8 06:29:36 EST 2007

Gennady Khokhorin wrote:
> Hello, List!
> I want to merge multiple shp files (blue.shp, red.shp) in one (ex. blue.shp) and got an error message:
> ogr2ogr -update -append "blue.shp" "red.shp"
> ERROR 1: Failed to create file blue.shp
> ERROR 4: Failed to open Shapefile 'blue.shp'
> ERROR 1: Terminating translation prematurely after failed translation of layer blue
> Is it a bug or just shp driver can not append data?


Please, refer to the doc page about OGR driver for Shapefile:


At the bottom of the page, you can find "A merge of two shapefiles..."

Hope that helps.
Mateusz Loskot

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