I'm used to using ArcGIS and shapefiles, however shapefiles have various restrictions (file size, field width, etc).
I'm looking for a file format that:
- doesn't place unreasonable restrictions on file size and field width
- can be read natively in ArcGIS and QGIS
- ideally can be updated in ArcGIS and QGIS
- is widely supported and can be used to exchange data with other organisations (I'd prefer an "open" format to a proprietary one)
What are other people using?
Is there any industry consensus on a replacement for "shapefiles"?