Shape File Usage - Open Source Mapping

Shape Files
Shape Files, more accurately, ESRI Shape files is a GIS format is storing geographical data as shapes (points, lines, polygons, etc). In addition to ESRI's ArcView products many commercial programs will accept this format.

Shape File to KML
For this project, I want to convert all data to the KML file format. I have been using the translator program ogr2ogr.

Typical Sequence

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