[gdal-dev] Problem loading S-57 charts

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Mar 16 07:50:23 EDT 2010

Eggert Jon Magnusson wrote:
> Hi there.
> I've got problems loading certain local S-57 charts exported
> especially for me by a Hydrographic office into my application.  It
> appears that when accessing a feature via GetNextFeature(), something
> crashes.  I've tried the latest fwtools and the problem exists there,
> as well.  This is probably something incorrectly exported in the S57
> chart, zero pointer or some-such, and I can probably write myself
> around this specific chart, but I'm concerned that the problem can pop
> up at any time.
> I'm not able to send the files, since they are not public, so I'm at a
> bit of a loss - is there a way to get fwtools to generate a crash
> report?
> My application uses Python, btw., and Gdal.VersionInfo() returns 1500.


The FWTools builds are done without debugging information.  If you wish
to investigate this problem you would either need to build GDAL/OGR yourself
from source and debug information and track it down in the debugger or find
a way to provide the problem file to a developer who could investigate the

Note that I am prepared to treat files as confidential with appropriate
notice, though I will not sign a non-disclosure for such purposes except
for paying clients.

If you can't do either of the above, then you are out of luck.

Best regards,
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