Just a general question to tap your collective experience....
Am in the early stages of developing a "Permitting and Licensing" project
under ArcView 3.0a where the respective permits are associated with
individual parcels of land. I plan to use a shapefile to represent the
parcels of land in a particular community or communities. The question is;
what are the effective limitations to using a shapefile ? That is, can the
shapefile represent 2,000 parcels or 10,000 or a 150,000 parcels ? I've
looked in some of the tech docs for the published limit but found none,
however what is likely more useful are user experiences... how many polys
can I get in a shape file and still make it practical ? If relevant, lets
assume a mid level NT based PC with lots of disk space, and over 64Mb, also
assume three user defined attributes per poly.
Looking forward to any opinions offered.....