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Neo4j Cookbook by Ankur Goel

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Importing the Esri shapefiles

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.

Getting ready

Perform the following steps to get started with this recipe:

  1. Install Neo4j using the recipes from Chapter 1, Getting Started ...

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