[FWTools] Working with shapefile using python binding

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Jan 27 11:08:14 EST 2006

On 1/27/06, Moreau, Jean-Sebastien <jmoreau at nrcan.gc.ca> wrote:
> Hi list!
> I'm trying to work with some shapeFiles using the python binding library.
> Unfortunately, when I run the following commands in python I get this error
> message:
> >>>import ogr
> >>>driver=ogr.GetDriverByName('ESRI ShapeFile')
> Unexpected Error
> Type: ogr.OGRError
> Description: Unable to find ogr.Driver named "ESRI ShapeFile".


To my shock I have discovered this call seems to be case
sensitive.  Try instead:

driver = ogr.GetDriverByName( 'ESRI Shapefile' )

I will look into correcting the code to be case insensitive in
this call as I try to do for most of my code.

Best regards,
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