Introduction to GeoJSON and its advantages compared to ESRI Shapefile


When dealing with spatial data for a project or a study sometimes the data format and data interoperatibility can be key to the success of the research or the map quality. For decades the ESRI Shapefile has been the most used format to exchange and to work with spatial data. From the Internet development a new geospatial data interchange format has been created to represent geographic features, their properties, and their spatial extends. This tutorial is a introduction to the GeoJSON data format with a practical work in QGIS 3 and a comparison of spatial data in both GeoJSON and ESRI Shapefile formats.




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Saul Montoya

Saul Montoya es Ingeniero Civil graduado de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú en Lima con estudios de postgrado en Manejo e Ingeniería de Recursos Hídricos (Programa WAREM) de la Universidad de Stuttgart con mención en Ingeniería de Aguas Subterráneas y Hidroinformática.

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