[Proj] ogr2ogr to convert KML files into ESRI Shapefiles?

Roger Oberholtzer roger at opq.se
Thu Mar 3 06:50:33 EST 2011

As the subject says, I am trying to convert  KML files into ESRI
Shapefiles. I use a command like this:

	ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" rst31_tyid2_2.shp rst31_tyid2_2.kml

I get the following error:

ERROR 1: Attempt to write non-point (LINESTRING) geometry to point shapefile.
ERROR 1: Terminating translation prematurely after failed
translation of layer DATA from RST (use -skipfailures to skip errors)

Indeed the kml file does have a <linestring/> component. It is a path
defined by WGS84 latitudes, longitudes and altitudes. I'm sensing this
is a problem for shapefiles. Is there a reasonable solution?

Yours sincerely,

Roger Oberholtzer

OPQ Systems / Ramböll RST

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