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Add GeoPackage geospatial data format to the Input tool

As per a recent discussion (https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Discussions/Geopackages-Can-Alteryx-Open-GeoPackag...), please add the GeoPackage datatype to the Input tool.

 

For reference, the open-source project ogr2ogr has this functionality. (https://gdal.org/programs/ogr2ogr.html)

 

Thanks!

12 Comments
PSolomonCote
6 - Meteoroid

I would just add that Geopackages needs to be an input AND output options.

 

Shapefiles should be avoided for years now (file size limit, 8 caracters column names, etc...).

Most of opendata will are or will be in this format in the near future.

 

Thanks

CristonS
Alteryx Alumni (Retired)

hi @Hollingsworth, thanks for this idea - we all love open source. As soon as this meets the necessary criteria, our product team will review.

ajsmith
7 - Meteor

As a spatial ETL tool, I would say this functionality is essential for Alteryx

Hollingsworth
12 - Quasar
12 - Quasar

I agree with @PSolomonCote that it should be part of the Output tool as well. The faster Alteryx supports new and better file formats, the faster we move away from legacy formats that are inefficient or ineffective.

AlteryxCommunityTeam
Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team
Status changed to: Accepting Votes
 
rob-k
7 - Meteor

This would be a hugely useful feature. Shapefiles are less than ideal for a number of reasons and there's also been an increase in open, and Government data being supplied as .gpkg. Being able to input and output in that format would be great!

CatheyH
8 - Asteroid

Seems odd that this isn't already a thing. Please make it a thing. Input & Output for the win :)

grossal
15 - Aurora
15 - Aurora

Would love to have Geopackage support! (Currently looking at 100s of files that I can't read)

JeffVR
Alteryx
Alteryx

@grossal @Hollingsworth , improving our spatial file I/O is definitely something that is on our radar. In addition to Geopackage are there any other emerging formats you would like to see?

 

We all need to come together and do our part to end the dominance of the shapefile. 😁

 

http://switchfromshapefile.org/

grossal
15 - Aurora
15 - Aurora

@JeffVR it would be amazing if we could also support WKT files!