See also: Starting with GDAL/OGR 1.9.0, the MDB driver is an alternate way of reading ESRI Personal GeoDatabase .mdb files without requiring unixODBC and MDB Tools.

On Linux, the mdbtools package is required to use the OGR PGeo (ESRI Personal GeoDatabase) driver. See the documentation of the driver how to setup mdbtools and unixODBC.

However the mdbtools package is upstream is currently abandoned and suffers from a many bugs that prevent the latest released version to be used successfully for the OGR PGeo driver. See also PGeo.

Instead, it is recommended to build the maintained fork of mdbtools from, which includes multiple fixes which are required for correctly reading binary content in MDB files via OLE. This forked version works perfectly with Personal GeoDatabase geometry content.

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