Introduction_to_Shapefile.pptx - Introduction to GIS ESRI\u2019s Shapefile 01 Introducing Shapefiles Shapefile \u201cShapefiles are a simple non-topological

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Introduction to GIS ESRI’ s Shapefile
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Shapefile: Shapefiles are a simple, non-topological format for storing the geometric location and attribute information of geographic features 01 Introducing Shapefiles Topology is basically descried as the relationship among the geometric objects defined as in terms of containment , connectivity and adjacency . Geometric location is the association of a location with Latitude and Longitude over the globe. Latitude and Longitude are usually taken in D°M´S ´´ or Decimal Degrees units. Geographic features refers to the features on the earth’s surface like trees, buildings, roads, canals, rivers, forests, and other Geographic features in a shapefile can be represented by points , lines , or polygons (areas) .
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When you create a new shapefile, you must define: The types of features it will contain, Whether those features will represent routes (m-values) and;
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