What Shapefile formats are support by Konexus?

This article outlines what types of shapefiles are supported by Konexus for use in your alerting map

What can shapefiles be used for?

Shapefiles can be imported by the Konexus Support Team for your organization for two use cases. 

  1. Defining your alerting boundary
  2. Adding additional layers to your alerting map

What file formats are supported for shape files?

Depending on your use case, we can support the following file formats:

  • Defining your alerting boundary
    • ESRI Shapefiles
      • The .zip file must contain at least the .shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj files components of the shapefile.
      • Compression formats other than a .zip archive are not supported.
      • When you create a .zip file that contains the .shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj files that comprise the shapefile, store your shapefile directly in the root (the central directory) of the .zip archive, not in directories within the archive. If your .zip file viewer shows path information, the path should be blank.
      • The shapefile must contain valid geometries. If you have ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap, you can use the Repair Geometry geoprocessing tool to correct invalid geometries in shapefiles. Invalid geometries cannot be published or drawn in Map Viewer Classic.
      • The following features are not supported: multipatch or multipoint geometries, geometries that cross the dateline, and self-intersections in polygons. Shapefiles with these features cannot be added to Map Viewer Classic.
      • The shapefile cannot contain more than 10,000 points
  • Adding additional layers for selection in your alerting map
    • ESRI Shapefile (ZIP archive containing all shapefile files, see additional details above)
    • CSV or TXT files with optional address, place or coordinate locations (comma, semi-colon or tab delimited)
    • GPX (GPS Exchange Format)
    • GeoJSON (open standard format for simple geographical features)
    • Layers can also be imported from a publicly available ArcGIS Server Web Service

If you would like to add additional layers or use a shapefile to update your organizations alerting boundary, submit a ticket to the Konexus support team by emailing support@konexus.com. Please include the name of your organization and the file(s) that you would like us to import in your email.