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 
Question by:Dide

Accepted Solution

_MeSSiah_ earned 500 total points
ID: 7062995
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.

Expert Comment

ID: 9010421
No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area that this question is:

Accept answer from _MeSSiah_

Please leave any comments here within the next seven days.
Paul (pnh73)
EE Cleanup Volunteer

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

In this tutorial I will show you how to use the Windows Speech API in Delphi. I will only cover basic functions such as text to speech and controlling the speed of the speech. SAPI Installation First you need to install the SAPI type library, th…
Introduction Raise your hands if you were as upset with FireMonkey as I was when I discovered that there was no TListview.  I use TListView in almost all of my applications I've written, and I was not going to compromise by resorting to TStringGrid…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now