Shapefile is an actively used binary data format created in 1995. The shapefile format is a popular geospatial vector data format for geographic information system (GIS) software. It is developed and regulated by Esri as a (mostly) open specification for data interoperability among Esri and other GIS software products. The shapefile format can spatially describe vector features: points, lines, and polygons, representing, for example, water wells, rivers, and lakes. Read more on Wikipedia...
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- the Shapefile wikipedia page
- Shapefile first appeared in 1995
- file extensions for Shapefile include shp, shx and dbf
- See also: dbase, autocad-app, xbase, unicode
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Last updated August 9th, 2020