Shapefiles can be used as a data source in HALE, with the schema definition also being derived from the Shapefile. Before importing a Shapefile as source data, you have to import it as source schema.
The schema derived from a Shapefile contains one main type representing the Shapefile, with properties according to the attributes available in the file. The type name is derived from the file name.
When loading Shapefiles as data, the geometries are available as geometry objects, which can be displayed in the map view if they include the projection.