What is GIS?

Common GIS file types:

Name Extension Description
Mapinfo .mif For use with Mapinfo GIS software
Shapefile .shp For use with ArcView 3x & 8x GIS software
Export Interchange .e00 For use with ArcInfo GIS software
Layer .lyr For use with ArcGIS 8.1 GIS software
Digital Exchange Format .dxf CADD format (Read by ArcView)
Spatial Data Transfer Standard sdts U.S. Government format
Digital Line Graph dlg U.S. Government format
Digital Elevation Model .dem U.S. Government fomat
MrSid .sid High image compression format (LizardTech)

 

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