[R] maptools, filename writing shapefiles

From: Patrick Giraudoux H <patrick.giraudoux_at_univ-fcomte.fr>
Date: Sun 06 Mar 2005 - 05:02:24 EST


I meet a strange trouble writing shapefiles with write.pointShape() from maptools.

> write.pointShape(mylines[,5:9], file="Sxtplinshp", mycoordspt)
Error in write.pointShape(mylines[, 5:9], file = "Sxtplinshp", mycoordspt) :

         shapefile names must conform to the 8.3 format

It seems that the function request a special shapefile name spelling (conformed to 8.3 ESRI format?).

> write.pointShape(mylines[,5:9], file="Sxtplin", mycoordspt)

When just shortened, everything goes smoothly with the file correctly written.

I am not sure about ESRI standard requesting short names (modifying the filename by hand keep it readable by any GIS).

Can anybody (especially Roger...) tell us where comes the trouble from?

Patrick Giraudoux

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