Export to GeoTIFF with ArcGIS Pro

Last Published: October 4, 2022


A GeoTIFF consists of a TIFF image accompanied by a world file (.tfw) that contains georeferencing information to locate the raster in the appropriate position. The steps described in this article explain two methods to export a raster, map, or layout to a GeoTIFF format with ArcGIS Pro.


Using the Export Tool

This method is valid when exporting an existing raster that can be already displayed on the map, and thus is currently georeferenced. Taking that into account, the output raster with a TFW will be automatically generated with the raster, which both compose the GeoTIFF file.

  1. Right-click the raster from the Contents pane.
  2. Point to Data > Export Raster.
Export Raster dialog
  1. In the Export Raster pane, populate the options with the parameters desired, ensure Output Format is set in TIFF.
    • If needed, in the Coordinate System option, this can be changed and the raster is automatically re-projected.
  2. Click Export.
Export Raster pane with parameters populated

Using the Export Map/Layout tool

If it is necessary to share a map or layout as a GeoTIFF file, this method will be useful.

  1. From the ArcGIS Pro ribbon, click the Share tab.
  2. In the Output group, click Export Map or Export Layout, depending on the active view.
Share Tab
  1. In the opened pane, populate the options with the parameters desired, ensure File Type is set as TIFF.
  2. Expand TIFF Settings and ensure the Write world file option is checked.
  3. Click Export.
Export Map selected options

Article ID:000028392

  • ArcGIS Pro

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