[GRASSLIST:4232] Re: Importing Vectors

Gordon Keith gordon.keith at csiro.au
Tue Aug 6 23:56:25 EDT 2002

On Tue, 6 Aug 2002 22:09, Markus Neteler wrote:
> Hi,
> maybe a workaround: Try to use "ogr2ogr" (part of GDAL):
> http://www.remotesensing.org/gdal/
> It allows for conversion of MapInfo to SHAPE:
> ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" out.shp in.mif
> Then
> v.in.shape out.shp ...

It gave the following:
File `training.shp' is of Type Area (Polygon) with 92 entries.

W:      130.611056, E:      150.269383, S:      -38.254678, N:      

    ERROR: Polygon controller contained error.

FATAL ERROR: There was a problem importing the map.

but I found the problem with v.in.ascii, I can't spell.

> > The file has the following header:


Gordon Keith
Programmer/Data Analyst
Marine Acoustics
CSIRO Marine Research

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