TopoJSON driver

Driver short name


Driver built-in by default

This driver is built-in by default

(Note: prior to GDAL 2.3, the functionality of this driver was available in the GeoJSON driver. They are now distinct drivers)

The driver can read the TopoJSON format

Driver capabilities

Supports Georeferencing

This driver supports georeferencing

Supports VirtualIO

This driver supports virtual I/O operations (/vsimem/, etc.)


The driver accepts three types of sources of data:

  • Uniform Resource Locator (URL) - a Web address to perform HTTP request.

  • Plain text file with TopoJSON data - identified from the file extension .json or .topojson

  • Text passed directly and encoded in Topo JSON

Starting with GDAL 2.3, the URL/filename/text might be prefixed with TopoJSON: to avoid any ambiguity with other drivers.

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