Files with sbn suffix can be often found as some sort of spacial index files for ArcGIS / ArcView read-write shapefiles.

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SBN file extension - ArcView spatial index for read-write shapefiles

What is sbn file? How to open sbn files?

File type specification:

Binary file type icon Binary file type

The sbn file extension is mainly associated with ArcView / ArcGIS geography software from ESRI.

A .sbn file contains binary spatial indexes, which are used only by ESRI software. The format is not documented, and is not implemented by other vendors.

A .sbn file is not strictly necessary, since the shp file contains all of the information necessary to successfully parse the spatial data.

The default software associated to open sbn file:

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView) icon

Esri logoArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView)  Microsoft Windows software

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ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (formerly known as ArcView) is GIS (geographic information system) application used to visualizing, managing, creating, and analyzing geographic data.

ArcGIS for Desktop Basic is a part of the ArcGIS Desktop. ArcGIS for Desktop Basic supports creation of interactive maps, spatial analysis, GIS deployment, map viewing and navigation, map printing etc.

Help how to open:

These files are used during the shapefile loading process in Esri ArcView and ArcGIS programs.

How to convert:

We do not know about any possible conversion for this file ESRI type.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .sbn file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open sbn file, edit sbn file, convert sbn file, view sbn file, play sbn file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with sbn file - ArcView spatial index for read-write shapefiles

Click on the software link for more information about ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView). ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView) uses sbn file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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