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
AutoCAD shape definition file. A .shp is an ASCII text file which contains an AudoCAD shape definition.

A .shp file can be compiled into a .shx compiled shape file

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.