Details of the .shp file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .shp file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .shp file?
- What program do I need to open a .shp file?
- How can the .shp file be opened, edited or printed?
- Where can I find the specifications for .shp?
- Which MIME-type is associated with the .shp extension?
- How can I convert .shp files to another format?
- What are other, similar filename extensions to .shp?
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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database
ArcView Shape File
SHP file is an ArcView Shape File. ArcView is full-featured GIS software for visualizing, analyzing, creating, and managing data with a geographic component. ESRI shapefiles store geographic features and their attribute data in a simple, non-topological vector format.
Other types of files may also use the .shp file extension.
The .shp file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
We found the following similar file extensions in our database:
Can't open a .shp file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
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Windows cannot open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...
If you don't know how to set the .shp file association, check the FAQ.
Can I change the extension of files?
Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.
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