Opened 8 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#5815 closed defect (wontfix)

E00 to SHP conversion excessively slow

Reported by: cowwoc Owned by: warmerdam
Priority: normal Milestone: closed_because_of_github_migration
Component: default Version: unspecified
Severity: normal Keywords:


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I've got an 8MB uncompressed E00 vector file. When I attempt to add it into the project, qgis-bin.exe runs for a very long time (5 minutes and counting) using only a single CPU core. I know there is a configuration option for using multicore for rendering vectors and I have enabled this, but it doesn't seem to help with whatever is blocking the load operation.

I have a 2MB uncompressed E00 vector file, and this one loads fairly quickly (5 seconds) so I think something odd is going on with the 8MB file. I would expect it to take at most 4x longer to load (say 20 seconds).

Having read I used avcimport to convert the file format and tried again. The converted file opened within 10 seconds.

Suggested behavior: Convert using avcimport seamlessly under the hood before attempting to convert to SHP format.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by cowwoc, 8 years ago

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comment:2 by Jukka Rahkonen, 8 years ago

As Frank wrote 6 years ago, driver spends lot of time with resolving the polygons. In addition, it seems to fail frequently in this task and prints these errors:

OGR: Failed to close ring 2.
End Points are: (-73.74994778,45.5887239) and (-73.7501131,45.5886296)

I would say that this driver is useless as it stands now.

comment:3 by Even Rouault, 4 years ago

Milestone: closed_because_of_github_migration
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

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