Yesterday’s post covered converting KML files to shapefile format, with the intermediate step of converting them first to AutoCAD DXF format, then DXF to shapefile format using a MapWindow plugin. Seems like a good moment to post on a shapefile-to-DXF converter that can also convert ArcINFO coverages (derivable from ArcINFO E00 files) to DXF as well.
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Shapefiles are the most common format for GIS vector data, and just about every GIS program, free or commercial, can open them. Unfortunately, older vector data is often in the ArcINFO interchange E00 format which, unlike shapefiles, isn’t a well-documented format. Many free GIS programs can’t open E00 files at all, and even those few that can often have problems handling them correctly. But there’s a fairly simple two-stage process that can accurately convert vector E00 files into shapefile format.
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