Formal metadata: information and software
A common problem with older scientific data products is understanding the quirks introduced in the data by conversion to the DBF format, which typically is created when geospatial data are exported to the shapefile format.
This program reads a specified DBF file and generates an HTML page describing its contents, in three parts:
|dbfhtml.exe||1.3M||Executable for Microsoft Windows command line|
|dbfhtml.kit||390K||Tcl Starkit, contains source code|
|dbfhtml.tcl||6.2K||Tcl source code, requires TclDBF extension|
This program is run from a command line. For users of Microsoft Windows who may be unfamiliar with the command line, see How to get a command prompt in Microsoft Windows and The Windows Command Line.
At the command prompt, type dbfhtml filename.dbf, replacing filename with the name of your DBF file. If a small window opens, just close it by clicking its close box.
If using the starkit version (dbfhtml.kit) run the program using tclkit 8.4 , like tclkit dbfhtml.kit filename.dbf A suitable version of tclkit may be obtained from Tclkit Downloads. I believe this program will require a tclkit version 8.4, not 8.5.
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