Shape and vector layers


Shape files (.shp) and vector files (.vec) can contain shapes, and consist of a series of lines (that can represent the bounds of a country or city, or roads, rivers, rail, etc)  or points (that represent things such as cities, buildings or points of interest). A database file is often included with a shape file that can contain more information about its contents (e.g. road or city names). Currently, SimCLIM 4.x for Desktop has only basic functionality for viewing data contained within this database.