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FAQ: What data types are supported in ArcGIS 8.x through 9.2?

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What data types are supported in ArcGIS 8.x through 9.2?

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Data types supported in ArcGIS Desktop: (ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo)

Shapefiles

· Geodatabases
· ArcInfo coverages
· ArcIMS Feature Services
· ArcIMS Map Services
· Geography Network connections
· PC ARC/INFO coverages
· SDE layers
· TIN
· DXF (Drawing exchange file)
· DWG (Drawing file/AutoCAD)
· DGN (Design drawing file/Integraph)
· VPF (Vector product format)

Rasters
· ESRI GRID
· ESRI SDE Raster
· ESRI Raster Catalogs (Image Catalogs)
· ERDAS Imagine (.IMG)
· ERDAS 7.5 Lan (.LAN)
· ERDAS 7.5 GIS (.GIS)
· ERDAS Raw (.RAW)
· ESRI Band Interleaved by Line (.BIL)
· ESRI Band Interleaved by Pixel (.BIP)
· ESRI Band Sequential (.BSQ)
· ESRI GRID Stack (<directory>)
· ESRI GRID Stack File (.STK)
· Windows Bitmap (.BMP)
· Controlled Image Base (CIB)
· Compressed ARC Digitized Raster Graphics (CADRG)
· DTED Level 0, 1, and 2 (.DT*)
· ER Mapper (.ERS)
· Graphic Interchange Format, GIF (.GIF)
· ADRG Image (.IMG)
· ADRG Overview (.OVR)
· ADRG Legend (.LGG)
· JPEG File Interchange Format, JIFF (.JPG)
· National Image Transfer Format, NITF 2.0 and 2.1 (.NTF)
· Portable Network Graphics (.PNG)
· LizardTech MrSID (.SID)
· Tagged Image File Format, TIFF (.TIF)

Other formats
· Text files (.TXT)
· OLE DB tables
· PMF (Published map file/ArcReader)
· SDC (Smart Data Compression/Streetmap)

Additional data types are supported by way of importers in ArcInfo. The following formats can be converted directly to a native ArcInfo format:
· ADS
· DFAD
· DIME
· DLG
· ETAK
· GIRAS
· IGDS
· IGES
· MOSS
· S-57
· SDTS (Point, Raster, and Vector)
· SLF
· TIGER (through v2000)
· Sun Raster

Additional data types are supported by way of importers in ArcView and ArcEditor. The following formats can be converted directly to native ArcView and ArcEditor formats:
· AGF
· MIF
· SDTS (Point and Raster)

For information on additional ArcInfo Workstation formats, see ArcDoc.

In addition to the data types listed above, the following file formats are supported in ArcGIS 9.0:
· DWG (through v2004)
· DGN (through v8)
· Integraph raster file (.CIT or .COT)
· JPEG 2000 (.JP2)
· LizardTech MrSID Gen 3 (.SID)
· TIGER (through v2002)

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