Problem with shapelib

I've had problems trying to read shapefiles using the matplotlib basemap toolkit

I can import the shapelib module without error but when I try to read a shapefile this happens:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Documents and Settings\David\Desktop\cornwall\try_4828.py", line 44, in <module>
    read_4828()
  File "C:\Documents and Settings\David\Desktop\cornwall\try_4828.py", line 7, in read_4828
    shp=shapelib.ShapeFile('4828/4828/package/shp/par1851.shp')
  File "c:\python25\lib\site-packages\basemap-0.99.1.0001-py2.5-win32.egg\shapelib\shapelib.py", line 44, in __init__
    self.this = apply(shapelibc.new_ShapeFile,args)
IOError: new_ShapeFile failed

Anyone know why this might be?

I'm using basemap 0.99.1 on Windows XP

David

David Trethewey wrote:

I've had problems trying to read shapefiles using the matplotlib basemap toolkit

I can import the shapelib module without error but when I try to read a shapefile this happens:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Documents and Settings\David\Desktop\cornwall\try_4828.py", line 44, in <module>
    read_4828()
  File "C:\Documents and Settings\David\Desktop\cornwall\try_4828.py", line 7, in read_4828
    shp=shapelib.ShapeFile('4828/4828/package/shp/par1851.shp')
  File "c:\python25\lib\site-packages\basemap-0.99.1.0001-py2.5-win32.egg\shapelib\shapelib.py", line 44, in __init__
    self.this = apply(shapelibc.new_ShapeFile,args)
IOError: new_ShapeFile failed

Anyone know why this might be?

I'm using basemap 0.99.1 on Windows XP

David

David Can you post your shapefile somewhere so I can try it here?

-Jeff

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