[postgis-users] Shapefiles exported from PostGIS and ESRI ArcView 9 compatibility

Phil Bartie philbartie at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 01:20:19 PDT 2011

Maybe download the free ESRI arc explorer to test it out....
On Jul 21, 2011 3:23 PM, "Ben Madin" <lists at remoteinformation.com.au> wrote:
> G'dat all,
> We have a client (potential client) who wants some mapping done and the
maps returned in shapefile format. In the contract they insist on specifying
that the shapefiles are compatible with "ESRI's ArcView version 9" (their
words, not mine).
> I don't have "ESRI's ArcView version 9", and don't intend on spending that
sort of money (more than the contract is worth). However, I'm sure that if
what we send back doesn't open in "ESRI's ArcView version 9" it will become
our problem.
> Does anyone have any reason to suspect that a shapefile created using
valid OGC geometry in PostGIS and exported using pgsql2shp would not or
might not work on "ESRI's ArcView version 9"?
> Are there any issues that someone who is across platforms can help me
> (I routinely use shapefiles created using valid OGC geometry in PostGIS
and exported using pgsql2shp in QGIS and MapServer and send them to other
people, so I have no reason to be concerned except that the client insists
on this line remaining the contract!)
> cheers
> Ben
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