[gdal-dev] Create a new shapefile using ogr utilities

Jukka Rahkonen jukka.rahkonen at maanmittauslaitos.fi
Mon Jul 25 14:04:09 PDT 2016

Andrea Peri <aperi2007 <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Hi,
> is possible create a new empty shapefile using the ogr utilities.
> I search and try using ogrinfo and a sql like "create table ..." but
> without any success.

ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" -dialect sqlite -sql "select geometry
 from foo where 1=2" emptypoint.shp foo.shp -nlt point

Requires foo.shp to exist so not perfect.

-Jukka Rahkonen-

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