Blog : Shapefiles (SHP)

Shapefiles (SHP) Multi-class export

Shapefiles (SHP), despite being a standard in GIS, are files with a simple structure that do not support different types of graphic objects in a single file. This requires multiple export processes when you want to export Points, Lines, Polygons,... more

Managing Multi-Polygons in AutoCAD, BricsCAD or ZWCAD

A problem that the spatial information users face when working in CAD applications is importing and handling Polygons that contain multiple rings and/or holes (Multi-Polygons or MPolygons). But these applications include a very standard object type (HATCH) that will... more

Import Z-Contours from a Shapefile into AutoCAD

When reading Shapefiles (SHP) which include terrain Contour lines, it is very common to find that the Z coordinate of each Contour is set as being a numerical data in a Field of the associated data table... more

Import 3D Shapefiles (SHP) in AutoCAD

Some 2D Shapefiles (SHP) may include 3D information inside its associated alphanumeric data table. For example, it is quite common to find the values ​​of the elevation and height of the polygon features inside some fields of the data table... more

Why is Spatial Manager software so practical? (Part 1)

Scenario #1: We need to quickly check which the appropriate file is, between three Shapefiles (SHP) files that include the same data but whose spatial geometric information is different... more

Convert OpenStreetMap data to Shapefiles (SHP)

The community of geospatial information OpenStreetMap (OSM) is diverse and grows every day. Its contributors include map designers and map users, GIS professionals, engineers who control the servers, etc., working around the world... more