[gdal-dev] Re: Convert from CA83-VF (EPSG 2229) to WGS84 (EPSG 4326) using gdaltransform

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue May 31 16:51:42 EDT 2011

On 11-05-31 04:06 PM, kavinmehta wrote:
> Thanks Jean-Claude.
> I ran the following command:
>> ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" -overwrite "C:/mapdata/ABC.shp"
> "C:/mapdata/ABC.shp" -T_SRS EPSG:4326
> and got similar error:
> ERROR 4: Unable to open EPSG support file gcs.csv.
> Try setting the GDAL_DATA environment variable to point to the
> directory containing EPSG csv files.
> Failed to process SRS definition: EPSG:4326
> How do i say this is my input and this is my output file? if i give an o/p
> file name in the above command then it says it does not exist, which is
> correct because i want it to create it. hence i gave the same file name with
> an overwrite command but it did not work either.


You cannot do update in place the way you want with ogr2ogr.  I'm afraid
you will need to transform your features into a new shapefile.

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