HurricaneMapping's shapefile datasets are optimized for use in ArcGIS 8.2 or later, however you may also find some use in other programs that read the shapefile format. HurricaneMapping's shapefile data is distributed in the form of ZIP files saved directly to your computer. Our Shapefile Manager utility will automate the unzipping process or you can use any zip utility of your choice to extract the data. A single zipped storm advisory package contains SHP, SHX, and DBF files for many map layers. It also contains one or more LYR files that provide instantaneous access to all map layers with logical symbology and labeling already defined.
For details, refer to HurricaneMapping's Shapefile Dataset Description.
You can also download a zipped advisory dataset from Katrina for tryout in ArcMap
HurricaneMapping KML files are optimized for use within Google Earth version 4.0 or higher. All map layers for an advisory are contained within a single KMZ(zipped KML) file that can be read directly by Google Earth. Presentation-ready symbology, labeling, and other rendering instructions are also built in to the file.
For details, refer to HurricaneMapping's KML File Description.
You can also download a KML advisory dataset from Katrina for tryout in Google Earth
HurricaneMapping's advisory datasets may contain as many as 12 different map layers depending on the conditions of the storm:
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