[gdal-dev] Why are fields required in osmconf.ini file?

Brad Hards bradh at frogmouth.net
Sat Dec 3 22:02:09 PST 2016

> Why is that so? Why do field names need to be predefined before their
> extraction from the .osm file?
> Why can't only those fields which already exist in the .osm file, be 
> extracted?
How could ogr2ogr possibly know what fields are in the file? It would require 
a full parse of the file, and likely give you many more fields than you 
possibly want in any case.


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