[Qgis-developer] SOSI support in QGIS

Stott, James fmrojst at fylkesmannen.no
Tue Jul 8 05:22:16 PDT 2014

Hi Andre,

I have now tested on 3 different machines with 3 different datasets.

Machines tested:

1) Work desktop running Windows 7
2) Work laptop running Windows 8
3) Home laptop running Windows 8

Datasets tested:

1) Naturvernområde (NATVERNOMR.SOS)
2) Naturtyper (NATURTYPER.SOS)
3) Felles kystkontur generalisert (Kystkontur_generalisert.SOS)

All 3 of these datasets are available here and are as they were when I downloaded them - I have not edited the data at all.



The following ogr2ogr commands complete fine on all 3 machines and the shapefiles open without any problems. 

ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" kystkontur Kystkontur_generalisert.SOS
ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" naturtyper NATURTYPER.SOS
ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" natvernomr NATVERNOMR.SOS

It appears that all data is converted when I check the number of records in the SOSI file against the number of converted records in the shapefiles. The only warnings I get are about normalized/laundered field names, but I assume that's due to me converting to a shapefile.


In QGIS, I can only hear the popping noise on Windows 7. QGIS crashes on Windows 7 as well. The two Windows 8 machines experience no problems with the 3 sosi files that are available from the link above. The data loads and displays correctly, and QGIS never shutdowns unexpectedly. I get fewer problems when I load only one of the geometry types from one SOSI file.

So I don't know if this is a specific Windows 7 thing or not.

Hope this helps.


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Fra: qgis-developer-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:qgis-developer-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] På vegne av Andre Joost
Sendt: 8. juli 2014 05:57
Til: qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
Emne: Re: [Qgis-developer] SOSI support in QGIS

Am 07.07.2014 22:21, schrieb Stott, James:
> Hi Andre,
> Are there any specific tests that you would like me to run?
> Or will it suffice with a basic ogr2ogr command like:
> ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" out Kystkontur_generalisert.SOS

That would be my first try.

And any other operations in GDAL that use vector data.

André Joost
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