[gdal-dev] GML to .shp Using OGR

Darren Cope darrencope at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 10:19:45 EST 2010

Hi all,

Hopefully this is also the forum to post OGR-related enquiries.  I don't see
a specific OGR list.  

I have a very large .gml file with multiple layers in it. I would like to
export one of these layers to .shp. It is a polygon layer (of lakes).
However, I am getting the error:

ERROR 1: Unrecognised geometry type <Surface>.

The ogr command I was using:

ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" output.shp input.gml layername

Any thoughts? Is it possible the polygon layer is somehow incorrectly
defined as a surface in the GML? Any way I can force it to be a polygon? Or
is it something else entirely? I don't often work with .gml, so may be
missing something obvious...



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