Knowledge Base



KB10493 - Convert a SHP or other vector format file to SQL database layer.

The easiest option is to use the TatukGIS Editor product to export an opened vector map file in any TatukGIS supported vector map format (SHP, EOO, MID/MIF, TAB, DXF, DGN, TIGER, OSM, GML, VPF, DLG, SDTS, GPX, GDF, KML ...) to any TatukGIS supported SQL database layer format on the local computer or a server. TatukGIS supported database layer formats and compatible database engines are presented in KB10639.

The same is possible with a DK developed application, though support for spatial database layer formats requires DK Enterprise licensing. (KB10639 specifies which database layer formats require Enterprise licensing.) Refer to the DK Any2SQL source code sample located in DK sample set #5, which can be compiled into an Any2SQL test application that can be used to convert a SHP (and some other vector formats) file to a SQL database layer. DK.ActiveX developers, refer to the Delphi, C++Builder, C#, or VB.NET code versions of this sample.

For guidance on connecting the DK or Editor to a SQL database layer, refer to KB10765 and to the product tutorials and helpfile documentation.

Created: September 14, 2005, Modified: April 14, 2018