Convert SHP Maps to GeoJSON

SHP to GeoJSON

SHP to GeoJSON Conversion

This list offers valuable resources, filled with step-by-step instructions and expert tips for converting SHP maps to GeoJSON format using our converters. Investigate them now to facilitate your SHP maps conversion later.


SHP vs GeoJSON Comparison

Property SHP GeoJSON
Extensions .shp .json, .geojson
Name ESRI Shapefile GeoJson Features
Versions
Textures
Colors
Geometry components

SHP ESRI Shapefile

A file format specifically designed by Esri company to store georeferenced shapes. It is widely used in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for its ability to represent a variety of geometries and their associated data attributes. It consists of the following components:

  • SHP Geometries: The shapes that define the spatial features, such as points, lines, and polygons. Each geometry has a unique identifier and a spatial reference system that specifies its location on the earth’s surface.
  • SHP Attributes: The data that describe the properties of the geometries, such as name, type, area, population, etc. Each attribute has a name and a data type, such as string, integer, float, etc.
  • SHP Files: The physical files that store the geometries and attributes in a binary format. A SHP shapefile is actually a collection of at least three files: a .shp file that contains the geometries, a .dbf file that contains the attributes, and a .shx file that indexes the geometries.

SHP Files Converter: SHP shapefiles are widely used in various GIS applications, as they offer a simple and efficient way to store and manipulate geospatial data. One of these applications is our Automapki Application, which is an add-on for AutoCAD, BricsCAD, and ZWCAD. It allows you to import SHP shapefiles into the DWG model space and export DWG drawing entities to SHP shapefiles. This enables you to easily integrate geospatial data with your CAD designs and share them with other GIS platforms.


JSON GeoJSON Features File

A geospatial data interchange file format that uses JSON syntax. It is designed to store collections of geographic features along with their custom properties. It has the following features:

  • JSON Syntax: The GeoJSON format uses JSON (JavaScript Object Notation), which is a lightweight and human-readable data format. It can store collections of geographic features and their custom properties in a structured and consistent way. It can also be easily parsed and validated by various software applications.
  • Geographic Features: The GeoJSON format can store point, line string, polygon, and multi-geometry representations of geospatial data. These are defined in the WGS84 spatial reference system, which is the standard coordinate system for global positioning. Each feature has a geometry and a set of attributes that describe its properties, such as name, type, area, population, etc.
  • Limitation on Appearance: Unlike other map file formats, GeoJSON does not provide a means to define the appearance or style of geographic features. This is an important consideration when planning your geospatial data visualization.

GeoJSON Maps Converter: Automapki Application for AutoCAD, BricsCAD, and ZWCAD allows you to import and export GeoJSON maps directly in your DWG editor. You can combine geospatial data with your CAD designs and visualize them in a map context. Our add-on also supports the automatic conversion of the coordinate systems and the projection of the GeoJSON data onto the georeferenced DWG drawing.