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Details of extension .shp

5 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .shp file?
  • Which program can create the .shp file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .shp format?
  • What can convert .shp files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .shp extension?
.shp
ArcView Shape File .shp file icon

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.
Category: GIS files
Application: ESRI ArcGIS Desktop
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Mime-type: application/octet-stream
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Related extensions:
ArcView Project
ESRI ArcGIS Ascii Grid
ArcView Geocoding Standardization
ArcView Legend Template
ArcView Extension
ArcView Shape Index
ArcView Ungenerate File
Topocad Road Profile
Topocad Roadlines
.shp
Atari 8-bit Blazing Paddles Shape Table .shp file icon

Atari 8-bit Blazing Paddles Shape Table

SHP file is an Atari 8-bit Blazing Paddles Shape Table. The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari, Inc.
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Category: Graphic files
Application: Recoil
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Atari 8-bit Semi-Graphic Logos Editor Image
Atari 8-bit Movie Maker Shapes Data
.shp
Atari 8-bit Movie Maker Shapes Data .shp file icon

Atari 8-bit Movie Maker Shapes Data

SHP file is an Atari 8-bit Movie Maker Shapes Data. The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari, Inc.
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Category: Graphic files
Application: Recoil
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Atari 8-bit Semi-Graphic Logos Editor Image
Atari 8-bit Blazing Paddles Shape Table
.shp
Vagrant Story Shape Data .shp file icon

Vagrant Story Shape Data

SHP file is a Vagrant Story Shape Data. Vagrant Story is an action role-playing game developed and published by Square.
Detailed description not available
Category: Game Data files
Application: Vagrant Story
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Mime-type: application/octet-stream
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Vagrant Story Zone Data
Vagrant Story Weapon Data
Vagrant Story Animation Sequence Data
Vagrant Story Map Data
Vagrant Story Minimap Data
Vagrant Story ZUP Data
.shp
CARE-S InfoWorks Pipe Cross-section Data .shp file icon

CARE-S InfoWorks Pipe Cross-section Data

SHP file is a CARE-S InfoWorks Pipe Cross-section Data. Computer-Aided Rehabilitation Program for Sewers (CARE-S) is a software program that supports efficiency in rehabilitation decisions.
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Category: Data files
Application: CARE-S
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Mime-type: application/octet-stream
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CARE-S InfoWorks Trade Waste Data
CARE-S InfoWorks Wastewater Data
CARE-S InfoWorks Inflow Data
CARE-S InfoWorks Real Time Control Data
CARE-S InfoWorks Simulation Parameters Data
CARE-S InfoWorks Rainfall Data
CARE-S InfoWorks Catchment Runoff Data
CARE-S InfoWorks Land Use Data
CARE-S InfoWorks Runoff Parameters Data

Other types of files may also use the .shp file extension. If you have helpful information about .shp extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

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The .shp filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

shl (1), sgp (1), qhp (1), zhp (1), ehp (1), whp (1), sup (1), sph (1), snp (1), sho (1), sh (1), sbp (1), hsp (1), xhp (1), chp (1)

Can't open a .shp file?

If you want to open a .shp file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .shp association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.shp

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android