How to Convert Layer to Shape File?
For those of you who are familiar with the older version of ArcView or ArcInfo, Shape file (.shp) may be more convenient to work with rather than Layer file (.lyr). You can convert any layer to shape file by exporting it.
- On the Table of content of the layers, do right click on specific layer that we want to convert
- From the pop up menu, click Data > Export Data.
- On the dialog, rename the output file name and folder if necessary.
Preferable reference for this tutorial is
Teknomo, Kardi (2015) Introduction to GIS. http:\\people.revoledu.com\kardi\ tutorial\GIS\