E00 is an ASCII-based ArcInfo ‘export’ format. It was used in earlier days to transfer (‘export’) data files from ArcInfo format to other GIS applications. In previous years, attempts were made to use it as standard GIS exchange format, but it never became accepted by the international GIS community. Survey Department is still using this format as exchange format to deliver some data. file >, Select folder and file >, Open >, Open >, Next step >, Step 2: Automatically select first object type >, Next step >, Step3: Export default database >, Next step >, Step 4: Choose target file >, The process is menu driven. Be aware, to enter the output data source without file extension, just the name only. It should close with an ‘Import Complete’ message. Secondly, ArcInfoCoverageToShapefileGUI, based on ogr2ogr in FWTools, will convert the file from the previous step to shape file in a menu-driven way (see Source.