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NAME

       shpcreate - create an empty ESRI shapefile

SYNOPSIS

       shpcreate shp_file [point|arc|polygon|multipoint]

DESCRIPTION

       Creates  an  empty  shapefile  supporting  shapes  of  the given type. Shapefiles actually
       consist of two files with the same basename and extensions .shp  and  .shx  (or  .SHP  and
       .SHX)  containing  the  shape  data  and shape index respectively. The files to create are
       determined by first stripping any filename  extension  from  shp_file  and  attempting  to
       create  the  files  shp_file.shp or shp_file.SHP, and shp_file.shx or shp_file.SHX for the
       respective data and index files. The supported values  for  the  shapetype  argument  are:
       point, arc, polygon, and multipoint.

OPTIONS

       shp_file
              the name of the shapefile to be created. Doesn´t need the extension

       point|arc|polygon|multipoint
              the type of shapefile that you wish to create. Must specify a valid option.

EXAMPLE

       shpcreate testpolygon polygon

       this  will  create  a  polygon  shapefile  named  testpolygon (in fact testpolygon.shp and
       testpolygon.shx will be created).

EXIT STATUS

       0      Successful program execution.

       1      Missing shp_file or shapetype argument.

       2      Unknown shapetype.

       3      Unable to create the shapefile.

DIAGNOSTICS

       The following diagnostics may be issued on stdout:

       Shape Type `shapetype´ not recognised.

       Unable to create:shp_file

AUTHOR

       dbfdump is part of shapelib, maintained by Frank Warmerdam.  This  guide  was  created  by
       Eduardo  Patoo  Kanegae  and  converted  to  manpage  by Johan Van de Wauw. It was further
       enhanced with the man page written by Joonas Pihlaja (jpihlaja@cc.helsinki.fi).

SEE ALSO

       dbfadd(1),  dbfcat(1),  dbfcreate(1),  dbfdump(1),   dbfinfo(1),   shpadd(1),   shpcat(1),
       shpcentrd(1),  shpdump(1),  shpdxf(1),  shpfix(1),  shpinfo(1),  shpproj(1), shprewind(1),
       shptest(1)

                                           August 2018                               SHPCREATE(1)