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Geographic Imager Supported Formats

Geographic Imager Raster Reference Formats

FormatExtension(s)Supported sinceReadWrite
BigTIFF*.tif, *.tiffR: 3.0, W: 3.4
ERDAS IMAGINE Raster*.imgR: 3.4, W: 3.5
ER Mapper ECW*.ecwR: 2.5
ENVI Raster*.hdr,*.datR: 5.2
Geospatial PDF*.pdf3.2
GeoTIFF*.tif, *.tiff1.0
JPEG 2000*.jp2, *.j2k, *.jpx, *.jpc, *.j2c, *.jpfR: 2.5, W: 3.2
LizardTech MrSID*.sidR: 2.5, W: 4.1
MrSID/MG4 LiDAR*.sid3.5
NITF*.ntfR: 3.0, W: 3.4
SGI Image format*.rgb2.5
Web Map Service (WMS)*.tiff, *.png, *.jpg, *.gif3.4

  • To write MrSID files, GeoExpress must also be installed (unavailable with a trial GeoExpress license). MrSID write ability on Windows only.

Geographic Imager DEM Formats

FormatExtension(s)Supported sinceReadWrite
Esri ArcInfo ASCII Grid*.agr, *.grd, *.txt, *.ascR: 2.5, W: 5.0
Esri ArcInfo Binary Grid*.adf2.5
Esri ArcInfo Floating Grid*.flt3.4
Esri BIL*.bilR: 3.0, W: 5.0
ENVI DEM*.hdr*.datR: 5.2
Grayscale DEM GeoTIFF*.tiffR: 3.4, W: 4.2
Military Elevation Data / DTED*.dt0, *.dt1, *.dt22.5
USGS SDTS*.ddf2.5
USGS DEM*.demR: 2.5, W: 4.3

Geographic Imager External Reference Formats

FormatExtension(s)Supported sinceReadWrite
World Files*.tfw, *.tifw, *.wld, *.jgw, *.pgw,
*.sdw,*.eww, *.blw, *.dmw,
*.bpw, *.gfw
Blue Marble Reference*.rsf1.0
MapInfo TAB*.tab1.0
ER Mapper*.ers1.0

Geographic Imager Web Tile Formats

FormatExtension(s)Supported sinceReadWrite
Google Maps*.html, *.png, *.jpg4.2
Bing Maps*.html, *.png, *.jpg4.2
OpenStreetMap (OSM)*.html, *.png, *.jpg5.0
TileMap Service*.xml, *.png, *.jpg5.0
MapBox TileMill*.mbtiles5.0

Geographic Imager Vector Data Formats

FormatExtension(s)Supported sincePoints and Text ImportLines and Areas Import
AutoCAD Drawing/Exchange*.dxf, *.dwg6.0
Delimited XY Text Data*.txt, *.csv, *.tsv6.0
Digital Line Graph*.opt, *.dlg6.0
Esri ArcInfo Generate*.gen6.0
Esri Interchange File*.e006.0
Esri Shapefile*.shp6.0
Geography Markup Language*.gml, *.xml6.0
GeoJSON*.geojson, *.json6.0
Google Earth*.kml, *.kmz6.0
GPS Exchange Format*.gpx6.0
International Hydrographic Office S-57*.000, *.0306.0
MapInfo Interchange Format*.mif6.0
MapInfo Table*.tab6.0
Microsoft Excel*.xls6.0
MicroStation Design*.dgn6.0
Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS)*.catd.ddf6.0
TIGER/Line*.rt1, *.r*1, *.*bw16.0
Esri File Geodatabase†*.gdb6.1
Esri Personal Geodatabase†*.mdb6.1
PostGIS Spatial Database6.1
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