Information about the .shp (shp) file type

This is one of two possibilities that we have on file for the .shp file extension, follow this link to view both possibilities.

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .shp (shp) file type.

.shp
ArcView shapefile.

A .shp file is an ArcView shapefile, this file contains geospatial data (i.e. 2D or 3D vector data such as maps or road networks). It is used primarily by ESRI ArcView, but is also supported by some other GIS solutions.

There should be an accompanying .shx (index) file and .dbf (database) file.

The following links provide further information related to the .shp file extension:

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .shp files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .shp. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.