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== The Esri Shapefile Format ==
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The Esri shapefile is a popular format for geographic information systems (GIS). Shapefiles can describe polygons, polylines and points. Polygons can, for example, describe geographical regions like countries and states while polylines can describe roads, rivers and so on. Points are currently not used used in the shapefile importer.

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The Esri Shapefile Format

The Esri shapefile is a popular format for geographic information systems (GIS). Shapefiles can describe polygons, polylines and points. Polygons can, for example, describe geographical regions like countries and states while polylines can describe roads, rivers and so on. Points are currently not used used in the shapefile importer.