Convert GML to Shapefile

A GML file format, also known as a Geography Markup Language, is an XML like format that is defined by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). This type of XML is optimized to express geological features. That makes GML an interchange format for geographic transaction on the internet. Shapefile is a vector GIS format developed by ESRI. Using IGIS Map Tool you can easily convert – GML to Shapefile. You can also do other GIS Data Conversion using this tool.

IGISMAP to Convert GML to Shapefile

For GML to Shapefile conversion, go to IGIS Map Tool, after logging in with your registered email and password. If you are a new user, click the Sign Up button in the Login popup and register to IGISMAP by filling the details.

There are three main steps for using GIS Converter:

  • Upload the data
  • Choose the format to which it should be converted
  • Download the converted file.

Step one is to upload your GML file which you want to convert. You can upload your file from system or select from the Recent Files.

Converter Tool - Upload GML
Upload GML

Step two is to select the output format from the dropdown for the converted file, in this case its Shapefile. You can also set the Coordinate Reference System of your preference. As a default CRS will set to WGS 84 (World) [EPSG:4326]. Click on the Convert File.

Converter Tool - Shapefile as Output Format
Select Shapefile as Output Format

Your GML file will then gets converted to Shapefile file after a few seconds and will be available for downloading.

Download and Publish Shapefile
Download and Publish Shapefile

You can also choose to style the layer or continue with further conversion process by clicking the Convert Another File button.

Converted Files section from the dashboard contains the list of the details of all the conversion done in your account, providing both input and output data available for download their corresponding formats.

Download free shapefile of various countries.

Create your own shapefile and share with your clients or embed on your website.