shp

Convert shapefiles into geoJson without ogr2ogr/GDAL

npm install shp
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node-shp

Node.js shapefile parser in pure JS

Thanks to: vanrijkom via RandomEtc

What about shp2json?

Unlike substack's shp2json, this library does not require gdal. Or anything other than fs.

Usage

still in testing stages

   var Shp = require('index');
   var shpJson = Shp.readFileSync('path/to/shpfile_base_name');
   // or
   Shp.readFile('path', function(error, data){
       console.log(JSON.stringify(data));
   })

TODO

  • Allow to be run from commandline as executable
  • Tests actually compare equality of results
  • Tests for shapefiles with multiple features
  • Separate out loading of file to allow preloading
  • Proper support for multiPolygons, etc

Sample Data

http://thematicmapping.org/downloads/world_borders.php CC-BY-SA 3.0

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