[FWTools] tip: recovering damaged shp files with ogr2ogr

Gary Sherman sherman at mrcc.com
Fri Jul 27 15:41:36 EDT 2007

On Jul 27, 2007, at 7:03 AM, Janeks Kamerovskis wrote:

> Today I had thouble with one of my shapefiles, that suddenly showed  
> bad
> behaviour (showing only part of features, impossible to recover,  
> immpossible
> to export) after save edits in ArcMap, looks like damaged index.
> I felt lost - last backup was a 3 man days ago - deadline tomorrow :(
> But then I remember ogr2ogr - and I was again happy ;-) - it worked  
> just
> pefectly.
I've seen similar problems when the binary indexes become corrupt.  
Often deleting the .sbn and .sbx files is enough to solve the problem.

Gary Sherman
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