[Qgis-user] DWG file
kobben at itc.nl
Sat Mar 7 08:56:04 EST 2009
Sorry for getting a bit of-topic here, but anyway:
>> SHP is a secret and proprietary format, and it often changes in
>> unpredictable ways. There is no reliable free reader for it.
> Secret format - no way! The document  "ESRI Shapefile Technical
> Description -
> An ESRI White Paper" has been around for more than 10 years.
Indeed, but you should've also quoted my last sentence:
...although they don't
change it much these days and share the specs widely, that might change
overnight if Jack tells them to...
[Jack being Jack Dangermond , the boss of ESRI]
That is the difference between a proprietary and an Open format.
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