[Shapelib] splitting up shape files

Yasir Malik ymalik at cs.stevens.edu
Mon Apr 25 10:55:14 PDT 2005

> Hi all,
>            I'm trying to locate some tools that can easily split up
> large shape files (.shp). We need to split up some large maps into
> regularly sized tiles. Also, we don't have the .dbf files. I've looked
> at a lot of documentation and code that should do it, but nothing is
> turning out to be as straightforward as it ought to be.
You could convert the .shp file into a large bitmap, and then split it up 
into smaller tiles.  I have the code for this.
You can download DBF files at http://www.mapshots.com/downloads/tiger.asp


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