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Was possibility to mix shape types in shapefiles (.shp) planned for?

For those who have in-depth knowledge of the definition of shapefiles and their file structure ... Why is each and every record header followed by the shape type of the record/shape when, by ...
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Is it possible to insert note to remember the info of a project?

Sometimes I need to open an old project, and mostly I remember how it works (i.e. the structure, the formatting and so on) but sometimes not. At other times I open a project composed by a colleague ...
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Can we merge shapefiles with different geometries (point and polygon) to get a single layer which shows both geometries?

I want to merge two shape files in which one is of point geometry type and other is polygon type in order to get a single layer containing both points and polygon in a single map.
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What are advantages of using spatialite over shapefile?

I found spatialite more useful than shapefiles as it does not have the limitations of shapefile and it is also portable. Many people here use shapefiles to exchange data and even the experts do not ...
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1answer
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The next big thing in standardized spatial data exchange format?

I remember reading something a few months back, in the latter half of 2012, about a coordinated group effort to design a new standard for sharing geographic / spatial data. It has or aims to have the ...
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How to convert between KML and Esri's shapefile (SHP) format?

My users are sending me point data that were digitized using GoogleEarth. How can I convert their KML to a shapefile?