File Format Chart

 

File Format

Format

Name

Coordinate Type2

Drawing Properties3

Text Blocks4

Content Type5

Import6

Export7

000

IHO S-57 Navigation Chart

R

 

 

V

X8

 

ACCDB

Microsoft Access

 

 

 

D

X9, 10, 11

 

AN?

ACR-NEMA Medical Image

P

 

 

R

X8

 

BLN

Golden Software Blanking

R

 

 

V

X8, 9, 10, 11

X15

BMP

Bitmap Image

P

X

 

R

X

X

BNA

Atlas Boundary

R

 

 

V

X8, 9, 10, 11

X13,15

CLP

Windows Clipboard

O

X

X

R and V

X

X

CSV

Comma Separated Variable

R

 

 

D

X9, 10, 11

X15

CSV

XYZ Points

R

 

 

D

X9, 10, 11

X13

DAT

ASCII Data

R

 

 

D

X9, 10, 11

X15

DAT

XYZ Points

R

 

 

D

X9, 10, 11

X13

DBF

ASCII Database

R

 

 

D

X9, 10, 11

 

DCM

DICOM3 Medical Image

P

 

 

 

X8

 

DDF

SDTS TVP

R

 

 

V

X8

 

DDF

USGS DEM Grid File

 

 

 

D

X10, 11

 

DEM

USGS DEM Grid File

 

 

 

D

X10, 11

 

DGN

Microstation Design v7

R

some

 

V

X8

 

DIC

DICOM3 Medical Image

 

 

 

 

X8

 

DLG, LGO, LGS

USGS Digital Line Graph

R

 

 

V

X8

 

DXF

AutoCAD Drawing

RO

some

some

D or V

X8, 9, 10, 11

X13

E00

Esri Arc Info Export

R

 

X

V

X8

 

ECW

ER Mapper

P

X

 

R

X8

 

EMF

Windows Enhanced Metafile

O

X

X

R and V

X8

X13

EPS

EPS Image

P

X

 

R

 

X

GEOJSON

 

R

 

 

V

X8

 

GIF

Graphics Interchange Format

P

X

 

R

X

X

GML

Geography Markup Language

R

 

 

V

X8

 

GRD17

Grid Files

 

 

 

D

X10, 11

 

GRF

Grapher File

 

 

 

 

X10, 11

X14

GRT

Grapher Template

 

 

 

 

X10, 11

X14

GPJ

Grapher Project

 

 

 

 

X10, 11

X14

GPX

GPS Exchange

R

 

 

V

X8

 

GSB

Golden Software Boundary

R

 

 

V

X8

X13

GSI

Golden Software Interchange

R

X

X

R and V

X8

X13

JP2

JPEG2000 Image

P

X

 

R

X

X

J2K

JPEG2000 Image

P

X

 

R

X

X

JPG

JPEG Image

 

P

X

 

R

X

X

JPG2000

JPEG2000 Image

 

P

X

 

R

X

X

LAS, LAZ

LiDAR Binary

R

 

 

D

X9, 10, 11

 

MDB

Microsoft Access

 

 

 

D

X9, 10, 11

 

MID

MapInfo Interchange Data

R

 

 

D

X9, 10, 11

X15

MIF

MapInfo Interchange

R

some

X

V

X8

X13

PDF

PDF Raster

P

X

 

R

X

X13

PDF

PDF Vector

 

 

 

V

X

X13

PLT

Golden Software PlotCall

O

 

X

V

X8

 

PLY

Stanford

 

 

 

 

X8

 

PNG

Portable Graphics

P

X

 

R

X

X

PNM, PPM, PGM, PBM

Portable Any Map File

P

X

 

R

X

X

RAS, SUN

Sun Raster Image

 

 

 

 

X8

X13

RGB, RGBA, BW

Portable Graphics

P

X

 

R

X

X

RT*

TIGER/Line File Format

R

 

 

V

X8

 

SEG

SEG-P1 Exchange Format

R

 

 

D or V

X8, 9, 10, 11

X13

SHP

Esri Shapefile

R

 

 

V

X8

X13

SID

Mr. Sid Image File

P

X

 

R

X

 

SLK

Microsoft SYLK

R

 

 

D

X9, 10, 11

X15

SP1

SEG-P1 Exchange Format

R

 

 

D or V

X8, 9, 10, 11

X13

SVG

Scalable Vector Graphics

R

X

 

R

 

X13

TAB

MapInfo Table File

R

some

 

R

X8

 

TGA

Targa TrueVision

P

X

 

R

X

X

TIF

Targa TrueVision

P

X

 

R

X

X

TXT

ASCII Text Data

R

 

 

D

X9, 10, 11

X15

VCT

IDRISI Binary File

R

 

 

V

X8

 

VTK

Visualization Toolkit

 

 

 

V

X8

 

WMF

Windows Metafile

O

X

X

R and V

X8

X13

X, XIMG

AVS X-Image

 

 

 

R

X8

X13

XLS

Excel Spreadsheet

R

 

 

D

X9, 10, 11, 12

X15,16

XLSX

Excel 2007 Spreadsheet

R

 

 

D

X9, 10, 11, 12

X16

XLSM

Excel 2007 Macro Spreadsheet

R

 

 

D

X9, 10, 11, 12

 

 

2 Coordinates in imported file, when digitizing, and when exporting:

R = real world coordinates such as latitude/longitude, UTM, etc.

P = pixel coordinates

O = other (page coordinates, metafile coordinates, etc.)

 

3 Contains properties such as line color, fill, etc.

 

4 Text blocks are editable. When the All text as lines option is chosen in the export options, the text is not editable.

 

5 Files can contain raster (bitmap) information, vector (lines) information, or both. There is no raster to vector conversion in Grapher. If you have a bitmap on screen and try to export it as a vector format, such as a DXF, the resulting file will be blank. If you have a bitmap on the screen and have drawn polylines or polygons and export as a vector format, only the drawing objects are included in the file. USGS SDTS DDF boundary files contain vector information (Topological Vector Profile). The DEM version of this file is considered a raster file (Raster Profile).

V = contains vector information only 

R = contains raster to vector information only 

R and V = contains raster and vector information 

D = contains data

 

6 Importing in Grapher can be done with the File | Import or File | Open command. The File | Import and File | Open command in the plot document contains different file formats than the File | Import and File | Open command in the worksheet window.

 

7 Exporting in Grapher can be done with the File | Export command in the plot document, or the File | Save As command in the plot document or the worksheet window. The File | Save As command in the plot document contains different file formats than the File | Save As command in the worksheet window.

 

8 In the plot window, choose the File | Import command.

 

9 In the worksheet window, choose the File | Import command.

 

10 In the plot window, choose the File | Open command.

 

11 In the worksheet window, choose the File | Open command.

 

12 In the plot or worksheet window, choose the File | Open Excel command.

 

13 In the plot window, choose the File | Export command.

 

14 In the plot window, choose the File | Save As command.

 

15 In the worksheet window, choose the File | Save As command.

 

16 In the Excel window, choose the File | Save As command.

 

17 Includes GRD, DEM, HDR, DDF, DTED

 

 

File Formats in the Plot Document and Worksheet Window

The plot document and worksheet window commands import and export different file formats. Click the command to see the supported file formats.

 

Plot Window

File | Import

File | Open

File | Open Excel

File | Export

File | Save As

 

Worksheet Window

File | Import

File | Open

File | Save As

 

 

See Also

Import

Export

Open

Open Excel

Save As