SHP is the file extension for one of the primary file types used for representation of ESRI Shapefile. It represents Geospatial information in the form of vector data to be used by Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications. The format has been developed as open specifications in order to facilitate interoperability between ESRI and other software products.
KMLKeyword Markup Language File
KML, Keyhole Markup Language) contains geospatial information in XML notation. Files saved as KML can be opened in Geographic Information System (GIS) applications provided they support it. Many applications have started providing support for KML file format after it has been adopted as international standard.
Other Supported Conversions
You can also convert SHX into many other file formats. Please see the complete list below.
- SHX to GEOJSON (Json Open Standard Format)
- SHX to KML (Keyword Markup Language File)