The shapefile format is a popular geospatial vector data format for geographic information system (GIS) software. While not a completely an open specification it is designed to provide interoperability GIS products. This Socrata FME template is designed to provide a jump-start to easily publish data into Socrata based on a shapefile.
This connectors assume FME 2014 SP4 or higher. If you are running a different version you can download the latest here: http://www.safe.com/support/support-resources/fme-downloads/