Help me shape file( *.shp) ?

Posted by Seenuvasan under ASP.NET on 9/7/2011 | Points: 10 | Views : 2450 | Status : [Member] | Replies : 2
Hi,

What is the use of shape file( *.shp) and how to create this file?

Thanks,
Seen



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Posted by: Niladri.biswas on: 9/7/2011 [Member] Platinum | Points: 25

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What is Shapefile and it's use?

From Wikipedia,
"The Esri Shapefile or simply a shapefile is a popular geospatial vector data format for geographic information systems software. It is developed and regulated by Esri as a (mostly) open specification for data interoperability among Esri and other software products.
Shapefiles spatially describe geometries: points, polylines, and polygons"


How to create this file?

You can do so by using C#(though other options are also available).

You can try with DotSpatial [ http://dotspatial.codeplex.com ] project.

You can find lot of documentation for the same here [ http://dotspatial.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=DotSpatial%20Tutorials&referringTitle=Documentation ].

You can even find step by step approach for getting started.

Hope this helps



Best Regards,
Niladri Biswas

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Posted by: Seenuvasan on: 9/7/2011 [Member] Starter | Points: 25

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Hi Niladri Biswas,

Thanks for ur reply.

Do u know shape file creation using arcGIS software?

Thanks,
Seen

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