On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 3:35 PM, Luís de Sousa <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I'm trying to import a shapefile using the code attached. I'm testing
it against one of the free North Carolina datasets and get the
following output:

Error: ShapeFileImporter.ingest(...): ShapeType POINTZ not supported.

ingest()?  That should be read().  (Oddly enough that's what's in the example you sent.)  That hints that you're using an older version of GeoMason.  Retry using the latest version found in Subversion.

Exception using OGRImporter:
file:/media/Data/ncshape/firestations.shp not found

Different results for the same file path. Lack of support for this
particular geometry type is not serious, but OGR not finding files
might be. Any idea of what must be changed for OGR to find the

I'm able to reproduce the OGR importer problem.  I can read my test shape file using the native shape file reader with no problems, but OGR steadfastly refuses to open any shape file regardless of any reasonable input I throw at it.

When I get a chance, I'll see if I have the latest version of OGR installed and have another go. (I.e., when in doubt, ensure you have the latest version as upgrading may fix any problems.) Failing that, I'll have to appeal to help on the GDAL/OGR mailing list because this should work.