C and C++ Programming

Caitlin Dempsey

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Guide to resources to learning C and C++ with an emphasis on spatial information. Find applications based on C and C++ as well as code snippets and tutorials.

EDBS Reader
A free (GPLed) reader software for the EDBS format has been released: EDBS_extra 2.0. This open source utility is written in ‘C’. The page is mostly in German.

Gen2shp
gen2shp is a simple C-Program which can read the format required by the ArcInfo generate command. The data in this file will be converted to the shapefile format which actually means to three files: .shp, .shx and .dbf.

MITAB
MITAB is an Open Source (i.e. Free) C++ library to read and write MapInfo .TAB (binary) and .MIF/MID files. It is based on the OGR library which is an implementation of the Open GIS Consortium Simple Feature specification.

ShapeLib
Shapelib is a simple C API for reading and writing ArcView Shapefiles. It is available in source form, with no licensing restrictions.

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Caitlin Dempsey
Caitlin Dempsey is the editor of Geography Realm and holds a master's degree in Geography from UCLA as well as a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from SJSU.

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