Reading a vector dataset

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The script below reads the sizes of the bounding boxes of features into a hash, which is indexed by the value of a field in the attribute data of the feature.

use Geo::GDAL;

# information that we need:
$dsname = "./";          # name of the datasource (in this case a directory)
$lname = "borders";      # name of the layer
$field = "country";      # name of the field whose value we need

$datasource = Geo::OGR::Open($dsname);
$layer = $datasource->Layer($lname);

while ($feature = $layer->GetNextFeature()) {  
    my $geom = $feature->GetGeometry(); 
    my $value = $feature->GetField($field);
    my $extent = $geom->GetEnvelope();
    $data{$value}{width} = $extent->[1] - $extent->[0];
    $data{$value}{height} = $extent->[3] - $extent->[2];

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