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3. Converting and Viewing Maps > 3.5. OGR Simple Features Library

OGR Simple Features Library

OGR is part of the FWTools package that’s available at http://fwtools.maptools.org. The OGR project home page (http://www.gdal.org/ogr) describes OGR as:

... a C++ open source library (and command line tools) providing read (and sometimes write) access to a variety of vector file formats including ESRI Shapefiles, S-57, SDTS, PostGIS, Oracle Spatial, and Mapinfo mid/mif and TAB formats.

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The historical definition of the acronym OGR is irrelevant today, but it’s used throughout the code base, making it difficult to change.

OGR supports more than 16 different vector formats and has utilities similar to GDAL’s raster utilities.

Vector Formats Supported by OGR


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