[FWTools] OGR -- Geodatabase to shapefile

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Jan 3 17:21:13 EST 2006

On 1/3/06, Thompson, Brian W. FB-DPW  Contractor
<brian.thompson7 at us.army.mil> wrote:
> All,
> I'm very interested in the capability of FWtools to convert ESRI geodatabase
> to shapefile. My office uses Intergraph GeoMedia Pro software, but the Army
> has begun to require data be delivered and imported in geodatabase format.
> Big source of frustration.
> I'm using the 'ogr2ogr' command but can't get any results. Hoping someone
> can tell me what I'm doing wrong. (Below is my statement)
> ogr2ogr out_shape_C:\Warehouses\shp C:\Warehouses\TESTGDB.mdb
> (where "C:\Warehouses\shp" is the destination directory for shapefiles,
> and "C:\Warehouses\TESTGDB.mdb" is my ESRI geodatabase.


Do you get any error messages?  Is the output directory created?
What version of FWTools are you using?

Is "out_shape_c" some sort of funny drive name?   You
might want to try something more local.  You might also
want to try the -skipfailures switch.

ogr2ogr -skipfailures out_shp c:\warehouses\testgdb.mdb

Best regards,
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