[gdal-dev] GML to .shp Using OGR

Paul Meems bontepaarden at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 10:27:56 EST 2010

The Surface tag is not supported before GDAL/OGR v1.8
I had a similar GML a few weeks back.
Using the beta release of GDAL/OGR v1.8 you can convert.


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2010/11/29 Darren Cope <darrencope at gmail.com>

> 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...
> Cheers,
> Darren
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