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ready Environmental Systems Research Institute Shapefile

Abbreviation: ESRI Shapefile

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An Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Shapefile stores non-topological geometry and attribute information for the spatial features in a data set. The geometry for a feature is stored as a shape comprising a set of vector coordinates, and can model single features that overlap or that are non-contiguous. Shapefiles can support point, line, and area features. Area features are represented as closed loop, double-digitized polygons.


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Created in 1998

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