GeoUndeground

Close login

Documentation



Documentation » Import Layers » Shape File

Shape File

Shape files are a GIS format, actually consisting of multiple files.  GeoUnderground needs at least the Shape (.shp), Projection (.prj) and Database (.dbf) files to display the layer.  These files can be added individually or together as a Zip (.zip) file.

To import a shape file, go to the Folder Actions menu and click on the “File Import" option.  The File Import window is displayed with the Available formats, “Add Files” button, “Import” button (disabled) and “Cancel” buttons.


GeoUnderground's File Import window

A user can drag and drop the files from their desktop or upload files by clicking on the “Add Files” button.  The file will be displayed and the “Import” button will enable.


GeoUnderground's File Import Shape File Added


To cancel the import, click on the “Cancel” button.  Click the “Confirm” button to cancel or click the “Cancel” button to go back to the File Import screen.

To import the file click on the “Import” button, the file is processed and if successful displays on the map.  The File Import window displays a “Finish” and “New Import” button.

GeoUnderground's Shape File Import Completed

To finish importing files, click on the “Finish” button.

To import another file, click on the “New Import” button.  The File Import screen is displayed with the Available formats, “Add Files” button, “Import” button (disabled) and “Cancel” buttons.