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On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 3:01 PM, Sanchez, Ricardo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  I hope its okay to ask geomason questions here.
>

Yep.  Though sometimes it might take a while to get an answer.  Luckily I
happened to be checking my email just now.  ;)



> The geomason ShapeFileImporter read method requires a URL. However, my
> Windows computer converts spaces in URLs - really the file path - to %20
> which then causes a FileNotFoundException when I try to run code. I can fix
> this by doing a string substitution, but I was wonder what the right
> way/long term solution is for this problem.
>
>
>

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2166039/java-how-to-get-a-file-from-an-escaped-url

So:

File file = new File(url.toURI());