shp-write

write shapefiles from pure javascript

shp-write

Writes shapefile in pure javascript. Uses dbf for the data component, and jsZIP to generate ZIP file downloads in-browser.

For node.js or browserify

npm install --save shp-write

Or in a browser

wget https://raw.github.com/mapbox/shp-write/master/shpwrite.js
  • Requires a capable fancy modern browser with Typed Arrays support
  • Geometries: Point, LineString, Polygon
  • Tabular-style properties export with Shapefile's field name length limit
  • Uses jsZip for ZIP files, but compression is buggy so it uses STORE instead of DEFLATE.
var shpwrite = require('shp-write');
 
// a GeoJSON bridge for features 
shpwrite.download({
    type: 'FeatureCollection',
    features: [
        {
            type: 'Feature',
            geometry: {
                type: 'Point',
                coordinates: [0, 0]
            },
            properties: {
                name: 'Foo'
            }
        },
        {
            type: 'Feature',
            geometry: {
                type: 'Point',
                coordinates: [0, 10]
            },
            properties: {
                name: 'Bar'
            }
        }
    ]
});
// triggers a download of a zip file with shapefiles contained within. 

Given a GeoJSON FeatureCollection as an object, converts convertible features into Shapefiles and triggers a download.

Given data, an array of objects for each row of data, geometry, the OGC standard geometry type (like POINT), geometries, a list of geometries as bare coordinate arrays, generate a shapfile and call the callback with err and an object with

{
    shp: DataView(),
    shx: DataView(),
    dbf: DataView()
}

Generate a ArrayBuffer of a zipped shapefile, dbf, and prj, from a GeoJSON object.

  • https://code.google.com/p/pyshp/
  • http://www.esri.com/library/whitepapers/pdfs/shapefile.pdf