[gdal-dev] OGR shapefile to MapInfo [Scanned]

nicholas.g.lawrence at mainroads.qld.gov.au nicholas.g.lawrence at mainroads.qld.gov.au
Fri Dec 5 00:14:55 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
>> C:\DATA\asris_shp\QLD_COMBINEDSOILS_lyr.shp

>> 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)

>> Regards,
>> nick

> "Dale Harris" <dharris at regisresources.com> wrote on 05/12/2008 02:41:49

> I believe Field Type 9 is a date field. Pre v1.6 (soon to be released)
> there was no support for Date or Time fields when creating mapinfo files
> in gdal / ogr.

> Cheers
> Dale Harris


I checked and yes, there is a date field.

Maybe I should convert the date field to a text field first?


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