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.SHP File Extension

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File TypeShapes File
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Category3D Image Files
File Format Description

Object created and/or used by various 3D design programs; typically a three-dimensional image represented using polygons that are defined by vertices and lines; may also be a 2D drawing.

SHP files are also referenced by various video games.

Program(s) that open .SHP files
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CorelCAD Icon CorelCAD 2014External Link
Updated 8/9/2011

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File TypeESRI Shapefile
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CategoryGIS Files
File Format Description

Data set used by ESRI ArcView, a geographic analysis application; stores a collection of geographic features, such as streets, points of interest, and zip code boundaries; can be used to store point, line, or area features.

Each object within a SHP file contains an individual geographic feature and its attributes.

NOTE: ArcView is part of the ArcGIS software suite.

Program(s) that open .SHP files
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Quantum GIS Icon Quantum GISExternal Link
Updated 1/28/2013