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ESRI Shapefile requires multiple file, such as .shp, .prj and etc. and it's not preferable for me.
So I'm looking for substitute to it.

Are there good file formats which meet the follows ?

  • Results in a single file
  • Can be loaded by both of QGIS and ArcGIS without any conversions
  • Keep the same kind of information as the ESRI Shapefile (eg. Don't lose info on projection)
  • Don't seem to be deprecated soon
  • Don't get larger size than ESRI Shapefile

merged by PolyGeo Oct 20 '17 at 0:52

This question was merged with Alternatives to Shapefiles as open-source, cross platform dataset types [closed] because it is an exact duplicate of that question.

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    @user30184 that's not relevant. The question is still a duplicate. Answers can (and should) be added to the original Q.. – user2856 May 4 '17 at 22:58