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Use OpenWebGIS to convert any vector layers to shapefiles.
Previously, the users of OpenWebGIS could export the results of their work to well-known vector GIS formats - gml, geojson, csv, kml, gpx. Now it is also possible to export the results of your work to the very popular format: SHAPEFILE.

Figure 1.

The shapefile format is a popular geospatial vector data format for geographic information system (GIS) software. It is developed and regulated by Esri as a (mostly) open specification for data interoperability among Esri and other GIS software products. Read more about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shapefile

In order to export any vector layer added to the map of OpenWebGIS, it is necessary to:

  • 1. Select Layer's name in the dropdown list "Editable Layer". See Figure 2.

  • 2. Select menu item "Edit-> Export Layer to SHAPEFILE". See Figure 3.

  • 3. After clicking on this menu item the archive downloading in format zip will start, in which there will be 5 files: cst, dbf, prj, shp, shx. If the layer is large - it contains several thousand features, then you will have to wait for some time before the downloading starts.

Figure 2.

Figure 3.

Depending on which browser you are using and how it is configured, the downloading may start with a pop-up window (with the question: do you want to download the file) or without it. The way this pop-up window looks like also depends on your browser.