The shapefile format is a popular geospatial vector data format for storing and transferring spatial data. You can upload shapefiles for  your construction project and exclusion zone data.

A shapefile is actually made up of a number of different files stored together in a folder. Before uploading to SmarterWX you must add this collection of files to a compressed ZIP file.

Each upload must contain only one layer – either construction projects or exclusion zones. If you upload a file containing more than one layer you will see an error like “File collection contains multiple layers – must contain exactly one”.

The ZIP file must contain as a minimum the following file types: –

  • *.shp
  • *.shx
  • *.dbf

If your ZIP file doesn’t contain all of these files you will see an error like “File collection does not contain all necessary files”.