I have been provided a set of shapefiles (a couple of thousand). I don't own any GIS software but I would like to convert the shapes to KML and Google's encoded polyline.
I have put the shapefile and associated files online here in a zip file http://www.goo.gl/T5yu6r
However, there appears to be a problem with the original .shp file and I wonder if anyone can confirm it or provide a solution.
When I view it using shp2kml (http://www.zonums.com/shp2kml.html), I can see a GPS trace, but there are no Lat or Lon values (which I do see if I load up a file known to work).
Consequently, the resultant KML file does not work on Google Maps (and confirmed with KML verifiers to contain errors)
I have tried to both view and convert it at Geocommons also, but it does not work. So, I suspect that the original .shp file is missing some data. How can I resolve this problem?