Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#6546 closed defect (invalid)

ogrinfo: wrong output using sql with GeoPackage

Reported by: jguelat Owned by: warmerdam
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: default Version: 2.1.0
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: jef


According to, it should be possible to use Spatialite SQL functions (such as ST_Area, ST_Buffer, etc.) with GeoPackage tables.

Unfortunately these queries don't seem to work. See for example the following one (dataset attached to the ticket):

ogrinfo geopackage_test.gpkg -sql "SELECT id, ST_Area(geom) AS area FROM geopackage_test"

I'm getting NULL values for the area. The same happens with other queries using the geometry column (e.g., ST_Buffer produces a NULL geometry).

I'm using GDAL 2.1.0 with Spatialite 4.3.0. Both were installed using the 64 bits version of the OsGeo4W installer. The GeoPackage was produced by QGIS 2.14.3.

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geopackage_test.gpkg (46.0 KB ) - added by jguelat 8 years ago.

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Change History (6)

by jguelat, 8 years ago

Attachment: geopackage_test.gpkg added

comment:1 by Jukka Rahkonen, 8 years ago

Did you try the older syntax SELECT id, ST_Area(castautomagic(geom)) AS area FROM geopackage_test?

I am using a gdal-dev version from gisinternals and for me is seems that Spatialite is not available for the GPKG driver. This returns the SQLite version

ogrinfo geopackage_test.gpkg -sql "SELECT sqlite_version() AS version"

I guess that this should return the Spatialite version but it does not me - how about you?

ogrinfo geopackage_test.gpkg sqlite -sql "SELECT spatialite_version() AS version"
Last edited 8 years ago by Jukka Rahkonen (previous) (diff)

comment:2 by jguelat, 8 years ago

Thanks for your help!

I've already tried the older syntax but it doesn't work (error: no such function CastAutomagic).

Spatialite seems to be available here, ogrinfo returns 4.3.0 for spatialite_version().

comment:3 by Even Rouault, 8 years ago

Cc: jef added
Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

I could reproduce. I've investigated and thinks this is an issue with how libspatialite has been built in OSGeo4W (without GeoPackage support).

Related ticket :

Closing as not a GDAL bug

comment:4 by Even Rouault, 8 years ago

Note: as a workaround, you can add "-dialect indirect_sqlite" at the expense of speed.

comment:5 by jguelat, 8 years ago

Thanks a lot for investigating! It is working now!

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