shapeindex(1) program to creates file system based index for ESRI shapefiles


shapeindex [options]


This manual page documents briefly the shapeindex command.

shapeindex is a program that creates file system based index (*.index) for ESRI shapefiles. These files are used for fast 'in box' queries on large shapefiles.


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.
-h, --help
Show summary of options.
-V, --version
Show version of program.
Index individual shape parts (default: no)
-v, --verbose
Show verbose output.
-d, --depth [arg]
Specify maximum tree depth (default 8)
-r, --ratio [arg]
Specify split ratio (default 0.55)
--shape_files [file1 file2..fileN]
Specify shape files to index


shapeindex was written by Artem Pavlenko.

This manual page was written by Dominic Hargreaves <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).