OGR Vector Formats

Format Name Code Creation Georeferencing Compiled by default
Aeronav FAA files AeronavFAA No Yes Yes
ESRI ArcObjects ArcObjects No Yes No, needs ESRI ArcObjects
Arc/Info Binary Coverage AVCBin No Yes Yes
Arc/Info .E00 (ASCII) Coverage AVCE00 No Yes Yes
Arc/Info Generate ARCGEN No No Yes
Atlas BNA BNA Yes No Yes
AutoCAD DWG DWG No No No
AutoCAD DXF DXF Yes No Yes
CartoDB CartoDB Yes Yes No, needs libcurl
Comma Separated Value (.csv) CSV Yes No Yes
CouchDB / GeoCouch CouchDB Yes Yes No, needs libcurl
Czech Cadastral Exchange Data Format VFK No Yes No, needs libsqlite3
DODS/OPeNDAP DODS No Yes No, needs libdap
EDIGEO EDIGEO No Yes Yes
ElasticSearch ElasticSearch Yes (write-only) - No, needs libcurl
ESRI FileGDB FileGDB Yes Yes No, needs FileGDB API library
ESRI Personal GeoDatabase PGeo No Yes No, needs ODBC library
ESRI ArcSDE SDE No Yes No, needs ESRI SDE
ESRI Shapefile ESRI Shapefile Yes Yes Yes
FMEObjects Gateway FMEObjects Gateway No Yes No, needs FME
GeoJSON GeoJSON Yes Yes Yes
Géoconcept Export Geoconcept Yes Yes Yes
Geomedia .mdb Geomedia No No No, needs ODBC library
GeoPackage GPKG Yes Yes No, needs libsqlite3
GeoRSS GeoRSS Yes Yes Yes (read support needs libexpat)
Google Fusion Tables GFT Yes Yes No, needs libcurl
Google Maps Engine GME Yes Yes No, needs libcurl
GML GML Yes Yes Yes (read support needs Xerces or libexpat)
GMT GMT Yes Yes Yes
GPSBabel GPSBabel Yes Yes Yes (needs GPSBabel and GPX driver)
GPX GPX Yes Yes Yes (read support needs libexpat)
GRASS Vector Format GRASS No Yes No, needs libgrass
GPSTrackMaker (.gtm, .gtz) GPSTrackMaker Yes Yes Yes
Hydrographic Transfer Format HTF No Yes Yes
Idrisi Vector (.VCT) Idrisi No Yes Yes
Informix DataBlade IDB Yes Yes No, needs Informix DataBlade
INTERLIS "Interlis 1" and "Interlis 2" Yes Yes No, needs Xerces
INGRES INGRES Yes No No, needs INGRESS
JML OpenJUMP .jml Yes No Yes (read support needs libexpat)
KML KML Yes Yes Yes (read support needs libexpat)
LIBKML LIBKML Yes Yes No, needs libkml
Mapinfo File MapInfo File Yes Yes Yes
Microstation DGN DGN Yes No Yes
Access MDB (PGeo and Geomedia capable) MDB No Yes No, needs JDK/JRE
Memory Memory Yes Yes Yes
MySQL MySQL No Yes No, needs MySQL library
NAS - ALKIS NAS No Yes No, needs Xerces
Oracle Spatial OCI Yes Yes No, needs OCI library
ODBC ODBC No Yes No, needs ODBC library
MS SQL Spatial MSSQLSpatial Yes Yes No, needs ODBC library
Open Document Spreadsheet ODS Yes No No, needs libexpat
OGDI Vectors (VPF, VMAP, DCW) OGDI No Yes No, needs OGDI library
OpenAir OpenAir No Yes Yes
ESRI FileGDB OpenFileGDB No Yes Yes
OpenStreetMap XML and PBF OSM No Yes No, needs libsqlite3 (and libexpat for OSM XML)
PCI Geomatics Database File PCIDSK Yes Yes Yes, using internal PCIDSK SDK (from GDAL 1.7.0)
Geospatial PDF PDF Yes Yes Yes (read supports need libpoppler or libpodofo support)
PDS PDS No Yes Yes
PostgreSQL SQL dump PGDump Yes Yes Yes
PostgreSQL/PostGIS PostgreSQL/PostGIS Yes Yes No, needs PostgreSQL client library (libpq)
EPIInfo .REC REC No No Yes
S-57 (ENC) S57 No Yes Yes
SDTS SDTS No Yes Yes
SEG-P1 / UKOOA P1/90 SEGUKOOA No Yes Yes
SEG-Y SEGY No No Yes
Selafin/Seraphin format Selafin Yes Partial (only EPSG code) Yes
Norwegian SOSI Standard SOSI No Yes No, needs FYBA library
SQLite/SpatiaLite SQLite Yes Yes No, needs libsqlite3 or libspatialite
SUA SUA No Yes Yes
SVG SVG No Yes No, needs libexpat
Storage and eXchange Format SXF No Yes Yes
UK .NTF UK. NTF No Yes Yes
U.S. Census TIGER/Line TIGER No Yes Yes
VRT - Virtual Datasource VRT No Yes Yes
OGC WFS (Web Feature Service) WFS Yes Yes No, needs libcurl
MS Excel format XLS No No No, needs libfreexl
MS Office Open XML spreadsheet XLSX Yes No No, needs libexpat
X-Plane/Flightgear aeronautical data XPLANE No Yes Yes
Walk Walk No Yes No, needs ODBC library
WAsP .map format WAsP Yes Yes Yes