[gdal-dev] tab delimited to shapefile

Jason Roberts jason.roberts at duke.edu
Wed Nov 18 12:55:41 EST 2009

Hi Bruce,


A while ago I wrote a little utility to convert delimited text files to
shapefiles, based on an old version of shapelib. (This is before I knew
about the OGR project.) You can download a copy from ESRI's ArcScripts site
at http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=14268. It does work on
tab-delimited data, although I don't know whether it will work on the
geonames.org files.





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[mailto:gdal-dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Clay, Bruce
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 11:10 AM
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Subject: [gdal-dev] tab delimited to shapefile


Is there any way to use ogr2ogr to convert tab-delimited data such as the
geoname dot org files into shapefiles short of converting all tabs to


I created a VRT file that works with CSV files but I can not find any way to
convert tab-delimited data.




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