Binary package “shapelib” in ubuntu kinetic

Library for reading and writing ESRI Shapefiles - tools

 The Shapefile format is a working and interchange format promoted by
 ESRI for simple vector data with attributes. It is apparently the only
 file format that can be edited in ARCView 2/3, and can also be exported
 and imported in ArcGis.
 This package contains a useful set of tools to manage shapefiles.