Five GIS shape files are available online at
Mathematica 10 imports 4 of the 5 files just fine (in the sense that, after download,
prints a map with no error messages). However, the Tax Parcels file (which is by far the largest of the 5) fails with the error message
LinkRead::linkep : An unexpected end of packet was received.
Assuming that this file is genuinely damaged (and that it wasn't just too big for Mathematica on my computer to handle), is there a way to import such a damaged or incomplete file anyway so that I can fix it within Mathematica?