Map format

Examples for digital map formats.

Raster

ADRG  NIMA ARC Digitized Raster Graphics
BMP .bmp Windows  bitmap
BMF .dib
CADRG  NIMA Compressed ARC Digitized Raster  Graphics
CIB  NIMA Controlled Image Base
DOQ .doq, .coq, .jpg Digital  orthophoto quadrangle
DRG .tif  USGS Digital Raster graphics (scanned  maps)
ECW .ecw ERMapper Wavelet compressed.
ENVI IMG .img
ERDAS GIS  .gis, .lan
ERDAS IMG .img
ERS .ers  ERMapper
GIF .gif
GRASS  (US  Army Corps of Engineers)
JPEG .jpg, .jpeg
LAS/LBL .lbl
LULC CTG Land  use land coverage
NITF .ntf NIMA image format (different than UK Ordance  Survey .ntf)
PCX .pcx
PIX .pix  PCIDISK
PNG .png Portable Network  Graphics
PPM .ppm
RAW .raw
IDRISI IMG .img
IDRISI32 RST .rst
SGI  .sgi  Silicon Graphics
SUN .sun Sun Microsystems
TGA .tga Targa
TIF  .tif
TIFF .tif (geocoded) GeoTIFF
WMF .wmf Windows Meta  File

Vector

BNA .bna Atlas
DGN .dgn Intergraph
DLG .dlg,  .opt USGS
DWG .dwg AutoCAD
DXF .dxf AutoCAD
EOO .e00 ESRI
Geomedia  Access / GXF
LULC GIRAS
MFD .mfd Manifold 4.50
MIF .mif  MapInfo  mid/mif
NTAD .are, .lnk, .nod, .pnt BTS National Transportation Atlas  Database
NTF .ntf  UK Ordnance Survey
STDSĀ  US government standard
SHP  .shp ESRI ArcView, including 3D and measured Shapefiles
TAB .tab MapInfo  Tab
TAIF .nde, .edg, .fac Tele Atlas Interchange Format
TIGER/Line US  Bureau of the Census TIGER (TL '95, '97, '98, '99, '00)
VCT .vct  IDRISI
VMAPĀ  NIMA Vector Product Format, both VMAP0 and  VMAP1

Terrain-specific

DEM  USGS Digital Elevation Module
DEM  STDS USGS DEM using Spatial Data Transfer Standard
DEM ArcInfo .dem, .hdr  ESRI ArcINFO
DEM GLOBE Global Land One-kilometer Base Elevation
DEM  GTOPO30 Global 30 Arc Second Elevation Data Format
DTED  Digital Terrain  Elevation Data (US Military / NIMA)
FLT .flt ArcINFO Floating-Point  Grid
GRD .grd ESRI ArcINFO ASCII Grid
GXF .gxf Grid Exchange  File
RAW

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