I've recently been given a set of files to work on/analyze with QGIS, but they seem to be missing any .shp files.
Basically, the data is organized into a bunch of folders labelled land, water, etc. and in each of the folders are a few .dbf files and then a bunch of files with no extensions. Here's an excerpt from one of the ones with no extension that I opened in a text editor:
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All the files with no extension look something like that; I've tried converting them into .shp files but QGIS still can't understand them. Do I need the .shp to do anything ?