[FWTools] OGR2OGR MULTIPOLYGON verses outer and inner rings

David R Robison drrobison at openroadsconsulting.com
Mon Jan 7 11:43:18 EST 2008

The data has been provided to me in a Personal Geo Database. I am 
processing it and loading it into a PostGIS database. Thanks, David

Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> David R Robison wrote:
>> I am trying ti load data provided to me into PostGIS using OGR2OGR. 
>> The layer is a MULTIPOLYGON. However, when I import it into PostGIS, 
>> the multiple polygons are collapsed into one polygon with multiple 
>> inner rings. Is there some way to tell OGR2OGR that there are no 
>> inner rings and that every thing is an outer ring?
> David,
> What is the input format?  There is no way currently for ogr2ogr to
> reinterprete geometries in the way you want, though something could be
> scripted.  But I wonder if it would be better to fix the input driver.
> Best regards,


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