Feature request #10313

List of available OGR drivers

Added by Andre Joost almost 3 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:Open Start Date:05/20/2014
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Category:Data Provider
Target version:Future Release - High Priority
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Description

Under Settings -> Options -> GDAL is a list of all installed raster drivers, which can be unchecked if necessary.

I suggest to create a similar list for the installed OGR vector drivers. Many people do not know the difference between GDAL and OGR, and the list does not tell them that only raster drivers are listed.

It would be nice to see whether exotic drivers like ESRI FileGDB are installed properly.


Related issues

related to QGIS Application - Feature request #12101: Try user-selected GDAL/OGR driver first when loading a layer Open 01/30/2015

History

Updated by aperi2007 - almost 3 years ago

Hi,

GDAL has a plan to unify the gdal and ogr.
So this could be unuseful.

http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/gdal-dev/2014-May/039148.html

Updated by Etienne Tourigny almost 3 years ago

sure, but don't expect this too soon in gdal stable

Updated by J├╝rgen Fischer over 2 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.4 to Future Release - High Priority

Updated by Larry Shaffer about 2 years ago

aperi2007 - wrote:

GDAL has a plan to unify the gdal and ogr. So this could be unuseful.

http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/gdal-dev/2014-May/039148.html

Not sure this is relevant to not adding another tab to help define loaded drivers. Even after unification, couldn't GDAL and OGR tabs just become Raster and Vector? I mean, we wouldn't want to have one big list widget of raster and vector formats mixed together, correct?

Maybe when another tab is added for OGR, the tabs become Raster and Vector anyways, regardless of any code unification?

Having control over the loaded OGR/Vector drivers is important for similar reasons to having the GDAL driver control.

Example: FileGDB and OpenFileGDB can both open files with .gdb extension, but if your .gdb file is version 9.x, FileGDB will attempt (and fail, because that version is unsupported) to load the file. Only removing the FileGDB plugin or using OGR_SKIP prior to launching QGIS will help fix the issue, and allow OpenFileGDB to try opening the file.

Updated by Andre Joost about 2 years ago

+1 from me for "Raster drivers" and "Vector drivers". Both worlds are still apart, except for the PDF driver which has to deal with both.

Up to now, GDAL has only unified the wiki structure. In the stable 1.11.1 and upcoming 1.11.2 they are still separated.

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