Writing xbase .dbf files with Python ?

Chris Gonnerman chris.gonnerman at newcenturycomputers.net
Mon Jul 16 09:18:02 EDT 2001

I downloaded the latest version (1.1.3) and did not find the 
pyshapelib-* directory where you described it.

What version are you looking at?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sean True" <seant at webreply.com>

> There is pretty good support for .dbf files in a component of GDAL
> (http://www.remotesensing.org/gdal/).
> "GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library
> GDAL is a translator library for raster geospatial data formats that
> is released under an Open Source license. As a library, it presents a
> single abstract data model to the calling application for all
> supported formats."
> The key here is that .DBF is the standard format for storing
> geographically linked data attributes in one of the GIS industry
> standard formats (shapefile). You can find the relevant pieces, which
> are a C library and a SWIG wrapper in  the source distribution for
> GDAL in the location \gdal\frmts\shapelib\pyshapelib-0.1, for a fairly
> recent release. I use the functions for both reading and writing.
> This wrapper is not intertwined (much!) with the rest of GDAL.
> Works for me but ... YMMV.
> Sean True
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