As this is a 'style' question I suspect it belongs here ... correct me if I'm wrong!

In a recent post there were suggested edits and then actual edits, changing my initial spelling of 'shapefile' to 'shape file' and finally 'Shapefile'. What's correct? Or at least generally agreed upon?

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According to the "ESRI Shapefile Technical Description":

An ESRI shapefile consists of a main file, an index file, and a dBASE table.

  • Yep, that's what Wikipedia says too ... I'll continue writing it that way.
    – Simbamangu
    May 6, 2012 at 9:22

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