# Creating TopoJson from shapefile with the Shape Escape (shpescape)

Does shpescape really work for creating TopoJson from shapefiles? I always get errors if uploading there zipped shapefiles.

The usual error message is:

OSError at /mix/uploads/296e3bc4a4073272c90904ba2e3f04c6/
[Errno 2] No such file or directory

• "shpescape", genius – mdsumner May 31 '14 at 10:30
• Presumably your problem is due to the files being archived. Try unzipping and what if you use topojson instead?github.com/mbostock/topojson/wiki/Command-Line-Reference – mdsumner May 31 '14 at 10:32
• I just tried uploading a zip and received the same Django error - the site appears to be broken. You should let the maintainer know. – Chad Cooper May 31 '14 at 12:34