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  • #27181

    LeMoaiVoyageur
    Participant

    Greetings from Sydney,

    Grateful if someone could let me know where I could find comprehensive information/tutorial about shape files, what they are, how to create them, their purposes, and how they can be used with Ortlelius.

    Thanks,

  • #27189

    Jill
    Moderator

    Hi there! Shapefiles are a file format used with geographic information systems (GIS). They are created using GIS software and many can be found through government and other online sources. While Ortelius isn’t a GIS, it does permit importing shapefiles with more limited support. Here is a guide we’ve put together about shapefiles – it includes a link to a second tutorial on how to use them with Ortelius:

    – Jill

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