Does anyone know of a chart or table that would explain the benefits / shortcomings of the different vector file formats, eg. .shp, .gml, .kml, .gdb. It seems that ESRI shape is still quite prolific, but since we are constantly "trading" data with other places, pieces of the shape data tend to be forgotten (.shx, etc.).
We are thinking of switching to .kmz files but what would we lose by doing so?
I don't believe all of the attribute data comes over with the .kml/kmz files.
Is this comparison possible, or am I trying to compare apples and oranges?