Friday, March 11, 2016

New Shapefile Browser

A developer named Adrián Eirís created a lightweight Python shapefile browser whose only compiled dependency is Tkinter which is included with most Python installations or is just a package manager command away.  The tool is called "Ship-Shape-File-Navigator".  It lets you preview a shapefile's geometry and attributes as well as perform common file operations like copying and renaming shapefiles as easily as if you were manipulating a single file (very handy!).  So if you need to do some quick shapefile management and you don't wan to fire up QGIS or ArcMap, check it out.  You can find out more at:

Here's a quick screenshot showing the geometry preview: