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At work we asked a county for some GIS data, instead of shapefiles they sent us a bunch of .mdx and mdbx files. :angry: Anyone know what theses types of files are used for? They wont open in ArcView or ArcMap (didn't even have to try to know they wouldn't)

But now I am curious as to what they ARE for. (that and so I can tell my boss just what he actually bought)

Googling hasn't revealed anything concrete, but I have two guesses:

1. They are some sort of database file for...well I dont know what for

2. They are used in a portable GIS/GPS application


any thoughts?

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At work we asked a county for some GIS data, instead of shapefiles they sent us a bunch of .mdx and mdbx files. :angry: Anyone know what theses types of files are used for? They wont open in ArcView or ArcMap (didn't even have to try to know they wouldn't)

But now I am curious as to what they ARE for. (that and so I can tell my boss just what he actually bought)

Googling hasn't revealed anything concrete, but I have two guesses:

1. They are some sort of database file for...well I dont know what for

2. They are used in a portable GIS/GPS application


any thoughts?


Office 2007 Word and Excel's files are now .docx and .xlsx

It could be Access 2007 files (at least for the .mdbx) ... Otherwise, I don't have an idea :(

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After doing some checking according to the results from Google mdbx is an older format of Access so you should be able to access it there unless you don't have it. If not try renaming the file to the extension mdb, somtimes it works & sometimes it doesn't. MDX is associated with DBase IV & Borland InterBase, again it should open up in Access.

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After doing some checking according to the results from Google mdbx is an older format of Access so you should be able to access it there unless you don't have it. If not try renaming the file to the extension mdb, somtimes it works & sometimes it doesn't. MDX is associated with DBase IV & Borland InterBase, again it should open up in Access.



Well I am actually not concerned with opening it, since its not a shapefile it is useless to me. Thanks for the info tho. :)




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