Re: [OpenMap Users] Significance of .sbn and .sbx Shapefiles?

From: Don Dietrick <>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 11:13:18 -0400

Hi Ed,

They are used by ArcGIS to manage the spatial index file (I'm not
sure how), but they aren't used in OpenMap.

- Don

On May 10, 2005, at 11:49 AM, Ed MacKerrow wrote:

> Dear OM Users,
> I am loading some ShapeFiles into a ShapeLayer and not having too
> much problems, however, in the directory with .shp, .shx, and .dbf
> files, there are also two other files, .sbn and .sbx.
> Do I need to pay attention to these files, should I just ignore
> them like I am currently doing?
> What are these files used for?
> Thanks for your help
> Ed

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