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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What Geographic Information System applications are these files compatible with
A: Shape files can be used with ArcGIS and other ESRI compatible software products. TAB files can be used with MapInfo. GML files can be opened using various software packages, including many open source applications.

Q: How can one convert one format to another?
A: User will require knowledge of Geographic Information System applications or data interoperability software to convert formats.