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What is the structure of a multipoint shapefile dbf file?

Question asked by wonton1010 on Dec 19, 2015
Latest reply on Dec 19, 2015 by Dan_Patterson

I'm writing a program to create a multipoint shapefile (.shp .shx .dbf), and I'm not sure how the format of the .dbf file should look. The .dbf starts off with a record header, followed by field subrecord structures, which are then followed by the actual records. The records start with a deletion flag followed by data.

With the consideration that this is a multipoint shapefile, how would the records be written? Is each point in the multipoint file a record or are all of the points considered to be one record?

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