I was given 8 files that supposedly contain GIS data. They appear to be a file split into parts and are named: "stuff.zip [1_8].dat" , "stuff.zip [2_8].dat" , etc..
I tried stripping the ".dat" but that didn't help to unzip the files. I know this is probably a zip problem rather than GIS problem but I was hoping someone might recognize how the heck someone would send GIS data in this form. Opening with a text editor shows the following type of data, any idea if this is an old ESRI file type that was given the wrong extension or something? Thanks for any ideas.
UEsDBBQAAgAIAJlIQTmhyPOiMJdSALDsUgAXAAAAU2V3ZXJfSW52ZW50b3J5X01hcC5wZGYAM4DM fyVQREYtMS41DQoxIDAgb2JqDQo8PA0KL0xlbmd0aCAyIDAgUg0KL0ZpbHRlciAgL0ZsYXRlRGVj b2RlDQo+Pg0Kc3RyZWFtDQp4nOy8WbOqSNcuej8j/A8LUBBQ6QUVe7ABGxCxp7FB7BGbc2LXxfnt
Edit: it looks like this is a problem with how the data was encoded for the email message? After searching around a bit, I'm not sure how to deal with this. Obviously this is in the completely wrong forum at this point but thanks for any help. Here is a header before the alphanumeric string begins:
Content-Type: application/octet-stream; name="stuff.zip" Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64 Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="stuff.zip"