[gdal-dev] OGR shapefile to MapInfo

nicholas.g.lawrence at mainroads.qld.gov.au nicholas.g.lawrence at mainroads.qld.gov.au
Thu Dec 4 23:35:17 EST 2008

GDAL list,

I have a shapefile "C:\DATA\asris_shp\QLD_COMBINEDSOILS_lyr.shp"
that I want to convert into a mapinfo file

The command I used was;

ogr2ogr -f "MapInfo File" C:\DATA\asris_mi\QLD_COMBINEDSOILS_lyr.TAB

The resulting error is;

ERROR 1: IMapInfoFile::CreateField() called with unsupported field type 9.
Note that MapInfo files don't support list field types.

I don't know what has gone wrong.

All the fields in the shapefile are text and numeric (double)


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