.SHP File Extension
File Type 1Shapes File
|Category||3D Image Files|
File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.
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.
File Type 2ESRI Shapefile
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
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.