GIS Files and Formats

FormatDescriptionAuthorFile / Link
ADFArc/Info Binary Grid FormatFrank WarmerdamDownload
CADRGCompressed ARC Digitized Raster Graphics (CADRG)US DoDDownload
CBDVector map data format for MapBrowser and MapWriterBrian Reid / Steve PutzDownload
DATMapInfo native data formatUffe KousgaardDownload
DGNIntergraph Standard File Formats (Element Structure)Frank WarmerdamDownload
DTEDPerformance Specification Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED)US DoDDownload
 Digital Terrain Elevation DataLINK
E00Standard exchange format for Arc/Info(ESRI product)Download
GARMINThe Garmin Hacking ProjectLINK
 The Garmin .IMG File Format InformationLINK
GDFGeographic Data Files Format version 3.0LINK
GMLGeography Markup LanguageLINK
GPRMCAPRS GPS Mobile RMC sentenceDownload
GRDSurfer 7 binary grid formatNathan EvansLINK
 Surfer 6 binary grid formatNathan EvansLINK
ILIInterlis ILI, ITF and XTF FormatsLINK
IMGErdas Imagine IMG ans MIS formatsDownload
ISFFIntergraph and Microstation Standard File Format (also .DGN)Download
MAPUMN MapServer Mapfile (MAP & SYM)LINK
MIFMapInfo Interchange Format (.MIF and .MID)Download
NMEANMEA-0180 and NMEA-0182 formatsPeter BennettDownload
NMGFNMGF Graphical Information System formatWasmer ConsultingLINK
SDTSSpatial Data Transfer StandardUS Geological SurveyLINK
SHPArcView(R) Version 2 Shapefile Technical DescriptionDownload
 ESRI's ArcView ShapeFile (.SHP) format specificationESRIDownload
TIFFGeoTIFF Format SpecificationNiles Ritter, Mike RuthLINK

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