[postgis-users] Text in ShapeFile

Martin Chapman mchapman at texelinc.com
Sun Jun 22 14:49:33 PDT 2008

By an accompanying <filename>.dbf which has the same file name as the .shp
file.  Note, on non-windows these file names need to be the same case for
many drivers.  Any program such as a spreadsheet that can read the dbase
format can open these files for viewing purposes. The other files with the
.shp file like .shx are indexes for random access support.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:postgis-users-bounces at postgis.refractions.net] On Behalf Of Bob
Sent: Sunday, June 22, 2008 3:31 PM
To: PostGIS Users Discussion
Subject: [postgis-users] Text in ShapeFile

I have discovered there needs to be separate shapefiles for points, lines 
and polygons.

How is text handled in a shapefile - or is it?


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