How to open .shp file format?

The probably reason why you are at this website is a problem with opening .shp file. The full name of the file is Shapes File. If the double-click on the file’s icon shows you a message that additional programs are needed to open the file, you’ll find the list of helpful programs in the bottom of the page.

.shp file extension (Shapes File)

Category Developer/Producer File description Popularity
3D Image Files N/A Shapes File
RateRateRateRate
Programs using this file extension: .shp
ADS OS Software
Windows
Windows
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2014
  • Autodesk 3ds Max 2014
  • CorelCAD
MAC OS
MAC
  • CorelCAD

.shp file extension (ESRI Shapefile)

Category Developer/Producer File description Popularity
GIS Files ESRI ESRI Shapefile
RateRateRateRate
Programs using this file extension: .shp
OS Software
Windows
Windows
  • ESRI ArcGIS Desktop
  • ACD Systems Canvas 14
  • Pitney Bowes MapInfo
  • Safe Software FME Desktop
  • ERDAS IMAGINE
  • Golden Software Voxler
  • TatukGIS Viewer
  • Merkaartor
  • Quantum GIS
  • gvSIG
  • uDig
MAC OS
MAC
  • Merkaartor
  • Quantum GIS
  • uDig
Linux
Linux
  • Merkaartor
  • Quantum GIS
  • gvSIG
  • uDig
Android
Android
  • Quantum GIS


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