We have been happily using the 2010 Census Demographic Profile data in Shapefile format for some time. We now want to start using the ACS 5-year Estimates Data Profiles which, sadly, are only available in Geodatabase formats.
What's the best solution?
Do I bite the bullet and buy some version of ArcGIS, are there any services that can convert the files for me or is there some conversion program I can purchase?
Note that I am not a GIS specialist. I've learned enough to do what I want with the 2010 Census demographic shapefiles, but this is not the main focus of my website.
I seek recommendations and advice.