Converting Shapefiles to GeoJSON

1.ogr2ogr can convert shapefiles to GeoJson format.
2. to install this on mac,
brew install gdal 3. unzip the shapefile.zip and run the below commandogr2ogr -f GeoJSON -t_srs crs:84 shapefile.json shapefile.shp
this line converts the shapefile to geojson. -t_srs crs:84 ensures its encoded with the right projection when it hits github.

- use this script if you have to convert multiple shapefiles to geojson.
https://gist.github.com/benbalter/5858851