[gdal-dev] ESRI text format?

Christopher Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Wed May 26 22:17:56 EDT 2010

Hi folks,

I"m dealing with some text data files that were exported from ArcMap as 
"text files". They have polygons in them, an look like this:

0 0
0 -86.9890993091 28.999375461 1.#QNAN 1.#QNAN
1 -87.0129414796 28.9832507557 1.#QNAN 1.#QNAN
2 -87.0312816107 28.9590589356 1.#QNAN 1.#QNAN
3 -87.0551237811 28.9179197345 1.#QNAN 1.#QNAN

Does anyone know what to call this format, and can OGR read or write it?

I tried ogrinfo on it, and it wasn't recognized, so probably not, but I 
thought someone might have a hint.

The problem at hand is to convert shape files with polygons into this 
format, I was hoping it would be a simple call to org2ogr, but I guess I 
may have to write a python script.


Christopher Barker, Ph.D.

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