Why does it download only as a legacy shapefile? Not geodatabase format?

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02-09-2017 11:20 AM
KevinMacLeod4
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Why does it download only as a legacy shapefile? Not geodatabase format?

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DanPatterson_Retired
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probably because the shapefile can be used in a variety of other software packages, both gis and non-gis applications.

JoshuaBixby
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DanPatterson_Retired
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ArcGIS open data ... of course, availability of formats might vary with organizations... there is a help link ...