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.SHP File Extension

2 file types use the .shp file extension.

File Type 1Shapes File

3.6 (36 Votes)
Category3D Image Files

What is an SHP file?

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.

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SHP files are also referenced by various video games.

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Updated 8/9/2011

File Type 2ESRI Shapefile

2.9 (14 Votes)
CategoryGIS Files

.SHP File Association 2

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.

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

NOTE: ArcView is part of the ArcGIS software suite.

Programs that open SHP files

Updated 4/3/2018

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