[gdal-dev] MapInfo TAB with WindowsLatin1 into Spatialite

Jukka Rahkonen jukka.rahkonen at mmmtike.fi
Thu Jan 19 04:48:51 EST 2012


My MapInfo TAB files have attributes with WindowsLatin1 encoding. Direct
conversion with ogr2ogr from Mapinfo formta into Spatialite seems to give wrong
encoding in the Spatialite database. I have not discoverd any direct way for
changing the encoding into utf-8 with GDAL yet. However, I feel that this way I
have reached a correct result:

- Convert from MapInfo into GML with ogr2ogr by using the configuration option
--config OGR_FORCE_ASCII=no
- Hand edit the resulting GML file and change it to have encoding="iso-8859-1"
- Convert this edited GML file into Spatialite.

Is this the correct way for handling this case? 

-Jukka Rahkonen-

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