Files with shx file extension can mainly be found as shape indexes from ArcView Shapefile.

There are 2 other file types using
the SHX file extension!

shx icon.shx - AutoCAD shape compiled data

empty icon.shx - Motorola RAZR flash data

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Software that open shx file

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SHX file extension - ArcView Shapefile shape index format

What is shx file? How to open shx files?

File type specification:

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The shx file extension is associated with ArcView software.

The shx files are shapefiles  in shape index format, a positional index of the feature geometry to allow seeking forwards and backwards quickly

The ESRI Shapefile is a popular geospatial vector data format for geographic information systems software. It is developed and regulated by ESRI as a (mostly) open specification for data interoperability among ESRI and other software products. A shapefile commonly refers to a collection of files with *.shp, *.shx, *.dbf, and other extensions on a common prefix name (e.g., "lakes.*"). The actual shapefile relates specifically to files with the ".shp" extension, however this file alone is incomplete for distribution, as the other supporting files are required.

Shapefiles spatially describe geometries: points, polylines, and polygons. These, for example, could represent water wells, rivers, and lakes, respectively. Each item may also have attributes, that describe the items, such as the name or temperature.

The default software associated to open shx 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:

You can work with this format in ESRI ArcView.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

Find conversions from shx file:

shx to apr

shx to bip

List of software applications associated to the .shx 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 shx file, edit shx file, convert shx file, view shx file, play shx file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting shx files.

Software that open shx file - ArcView Shapefile shape index format

Programs supporting the exension shx on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about ArcGIS for Desktop Basic (ArcView) for open shx file action.

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