ArcGIS 10 supports several new raster formats for easier transitioning of data between ArcGIS and third-party software. The short list below is a subset of newly supported formats and includes some of the more commonly used formats.
New read-only formats include:
- BAG (Bathymetry Attributed Grid): Elevation data which usually has two or three bands (elevation, uncertainty, nominal elevation).
- FAST: A file sometimes associated with Landsat 7 and other sensor platforms. Products include the *name*_HPN.FST (panchromatic band), *name*_HRF.FST (6 band multi-band), and *name*_HTM.FST (2 thermal bands).
- GFF (GSAT File format): Complex data
- ISIS (2 &3): USGS Astrogeology data
- JAXA: PALSAR products levels 1.1 and 1.5
- RS2: Radarsat 2 complex data
- TIL: Digital Globe / Earth Watch header file for individual and tiled imagery
New read and write formats include:
- Big TIFF: Tiff images larger than 4 GB in size. Writeable through GP, data export, or code.
- TIFF with JPG compression: Writeable through GP, data export, or code.
New writeable formats include:
- FLT: Floating point raster format (write through code only)
- DTED: Elevation data writable through the new “Raster to DTED” GP tool or through code.
We hope you enjoy these new capabilities. For a complete list of all supported raster formats including read and write information visit the supported formats help documentation.
Contributed by: Robert Berger