[Openstreetmap] Shapefiles

Mikel Maron mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 15 12:26:08 GMT 2005

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From: Tom Carden <tom at tom-carden.co.uk>
If anyone else has experience parsing shapefiles, could you let us
 know in the ticket comments - this seems to be the best reference out
there: http://www.esri.com/library/whitepapers/pdfs/shapefile.pdf am I
right?  If you know of good Ruby and/or Java code to read and
manipulate shapefiles, that would speed things up a lot I think.
 GDAL/OGR is an open source library that can translate between many geospatial data formats. OGR handles vector formats, and can read/write shapefiles.
 There are a number of command line utilities included, which could be called from Ruby/Java/etc.

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