The shapefile format is a popular geospatial vector data format for the Geographic Information System (GIS) software. It is developed and regulated by Esri as an open specification for data interoperability among Esri. It is very popular among GIS products, and a lot of the time, the data format is in the Esri shapefiles.
The main file is the
.shp file, which contains the geometry data. The binary data file consists of a single, fixed-length header followed by variable-length data records.
In this recipe, you will learn how to import the Esri shapefiles into the Neo4j graph database.
Perform the following steps to get started with this recipe: