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B. MapServer Reference Guide for Vector ... > National Transfer Format Files (NTF)

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National Transfer Format Files (NTF)

Synopsis

NTF files are mostly used by the U.K. Ordnance Survey (OS). For more on the Ordnance Survey, see their web site at http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk.

File listing

NTF files have an NTF extension.

Data access/connection method

  • NTF access requires OGR.

  • The path to the NTF file is required in the CONNECTION string. It may be relative to the SHAPEPATH setting in the map file or the full path.

  • The CONNECTION must also include a layer number (as per the layer number from ogrinfo, but minus one).

ogrinfo examples

Here’s an example that uses ogrinfo on an NTF file to retrieve layer numbers:


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