Open multilayer ArcView's file like NBGIS.exe

Posted on 2002-06-01
Last Modified: 2010-04-04
1.How Can I open *.shp from ArcView format
2.How Make It Multilayer support
  I Need to open one.shp (+ one.dbf)+ two.shp(+two.dbf)+ other layers ? like NBGIS v1.0.0.5 (347k) on
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_MeSSiah_ earned 500 total points
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If you look at the NBGIS about box, you can see that it uses TatukGIS ( libraries for working with ArcView SHP/DBF files. TatukGIS is a commercial set of libraries for making GIS applications.

So, considering this, i think you have some options:

1.) Purchase a commercial library for reading/saving ArcView files - like TatukGIS, ESRI MapObjects, CartoVCL ( and others.

2.) Make your own interface to ArcInfo files. Technical specifications for the file formats are available at

3.) Convert an open source library for reading ArcInfo files to delphi. For example, theres a great OS API for SHP files named that's written in C. You could use this as your base.

Hope this information helps in some way.

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