A shapefile is a vector data storage format that contains geometry and attribute data for geographic features. It can also include spatial and non-spatial indexes. Shapefiles are frequently used as an interchange format for geographic data, and can be sideloaded or downloaded to a device and used by offline applications that provide rich mapping and location-based functionality without requiring a network connection. Applications that use shapefiles are built with ArcGIS Maps SDKs for Native Apps.

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