Bug report #1693

Problems parsing some ArcGIS shapefiles

Added by matter - over 10 years ago. Updated over 10 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Low
Assignee:nobody -
Category:-
Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:All Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:wontfix
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:11753

Description

Compatibility or parsing problems have been noted with shapefiles made or exported from Arc 9.x, resulting in a "xxxxxxx.shp is not a valid or recognized data source" dialogue. The shapefiles work in Arc, so this may be easily solved by allowing for some tolerance in the OGR library? Example shapefiles can be downloaded here.

History

#1 Updated by matter - over 10 years ago

Replying to matter:

Compatibility or parsing problems have been noted with shapefiles made or exported from Arc 9.x, resulting in a "xxxxxxx.shp is not a valid or recognized data source" dialogue. The shapefiles work in Arc, so this may be easily solved by allowing for some tolerance in the OGR library? Example shapefiles can be downloaded here.

#2 Updated by Frank Warmerdam - over 10 years ago

The EagleStreams.zip file does not contain 1_10K_EagleBasemap_Streams.shx. The OGR Shapefile driver (and shapelib) require the .shx file to exist though in theory this requirement could be relaxed.

I don't think this is really a qgis problem, and if desired it should be refiled as an enhancement request to OGR or possibly to Shapelib itself.

#3 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 10 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Matter, please submit it to OGR

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