How Similar and different are Shape File and Geodatabase?
The question which is asked in many interviews for job seekers seeking jobs in GIS industry and students in Viva .
The two words look like synonyms but have very different meaning we go deeper and study.
Shapefile: How it looks like? It looks different in arc catalog and different in the folder in which it is stored.
Geo database : The figure below illustrates how geo database looks like in arc catalog . It comprises of feature data sets and which further comprises of feature class.
Lets try to find out how exactly shapefile and geodatabase are different and how much similarities they are having . The figure below illustrates the difference between shape file and geo database.
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