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How to change a USA Counties.sdc file downloaded from ESRI site to shape file

November 04 2011 | 0 comments
Categories: Map Data

I just downloaded the USA Counties data from ArcGIS online. I need to make a shapefile from this for USA counties. How do I do this? It downloaded the data as a .sdc file.

Mapping Center Answer:

You should be able to double click the layer package file name in the folder that you downloaded it to in order to open it in ArcMap. Once it is open, you can right click on the layer name in the table of contents and choose Data > Export Data -- then you can use the shapefile option to save the data in a new location. I just tried this and it worked for me.

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