shrug-l: shape to text?

Daniel Schwartz schwartz at cs.fsu.edu
Mon Jul 10 15:45:44 EDT 2006


Thanks to all that replied.

However, I'm interested in reading the geometry data---point coordinates for
all shapes, plus any other related info, like false X and Y, grid sizes,
etc.

This is contained in the .shp file.  The .dbf file only contains the
attributes.  

It seems that there should be some way to open and read a .shp file.  I'm
guessing that there are tools for this, but haven't found any so far.

--Dan

"Miguel Garriga" <mgarriga at geographicsystems.com> wrote:

> Hi Dan, 
>
> You should be able to open up the shapefile's .dbf file in Excel, and from
> within Excel Save as a text file.
>
> Miguel Garriga
> Geographic Systems, LLC
> www.geographicsystems.com
> 407-261-0451
> cel 321-279-6019
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: shrug-l-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us
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> Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 2:36 PM
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> Subject: shrug-l: shape to text?
>
> Does anyone know of a tool that can output (diplay or print) the contents of
> shape files in text format?
>
> None of the ERSI packages I have seem to be able to do this.
>
> Thanks,
>
> --Dan Schwartz
>
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> Hi Dan, 
>
> You should be able to open up the shapefile's .dbf file in Excel, and from
> within Excel Save as a text file.
>
> Miguel Garriga
> Geographic Systems, LLC
> www.geographicsystems.com
> 407-261-0451
> cel 321-279-6019
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: shrug-l-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us
> [mailto:shrug-l-bounces at lists.dep.state.fl.us] On Behalf Of Daniel Schwartz
> Sent: Monday, July 10, 2006 2:36 PM
> To: shrug-l at lists.dep.state.fl.us
> Subject: shrug-l: shape to text?
>
> Does anyone know of a tool that can output (diplay or print) the contents of
> shape files in text format?
>
> None of the ERSI packages I have seem to be able to do this.
>
> Thanks,
>
> --Dan Schwartz
>
> ************************************************************************
> Dr. Daniel G. Schwartz                            Office    850-644-5875
> Dept. of Computer Science, MC 4530                CS Dept   850-644-2296
> Florida State University                          Fax       850-644-0058
> Tallahassee, FL 32306-4530                        schwartz at cs.fsu.edu
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