Asked by: Mitra Atallomenditechnology and computing databases
What is a PRJ file?
Last Updated: 23rd March, 2020
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Simply so, what is a PRJ file and how do I open it?
PRJ files are basically generic projectfiles and can be opened through theapplication that created it. To view installed programscapable of opening PRJ files, users may open theWindows File context menu.
Secondly, what is the function of a shapefile's .prj file? The ESRI Shapefile format is aspecial-purpose dataset for storing nontopological geometryand attribute information for the spatial features in a data set.Its component Shape_DBF file uses a constrained form of thedBASE File Format (DBF) to store feature attributes using alimited set of data types.
Correspondingly, what is a PRJ file in GIS?
A file with the PRJ extension has becomethe industry standard for containing information related to acoordinate system. Here is an example PRJ file, with anexplanation of its contents. Note that normally a PRJ filecontains all the text on a single line with no extraspaces.
How many files make up a shapefile?