ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry now supports additional raster formats!

There are several new features released in the latest patch of ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry 10.2. The most exciting of these features is the support for additional raster formats.

Beyond the previously-existing support for Bathymetric Attributed Grids (BAGs), examples of the formats that are now also supported by ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry include: GeoTiff, Esri GRID, ASCII Grid and more. Keeping in mind, while many of these formats are not specific to the bathymetric domain, ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry is intended for the management and conflation of depth-based gridded formats.

For more information on what else is new with ArcGIS for Maritime: Bathymetry, check out the help topic here.

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  1. Dawn Wright says:

    Great news! Any chance of supporting Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) grids, which are such a standard throughout the ocean science community?

  2. gunders says:

    How do I export from .bag file to .xzy file ?

    • lee_brinton says:

      Hi Gunders,

      The most direct way to convert your BAG into an XYZ file in ArcGIS would be to first convert your BAG into a feature class then run “Feature Class Z to ASCII”. The workflow would look like this:
      – Input your BAG to the Raster to Multipoint tool (3D Analyst) to create a 3D feature class containing your depth information.
      – Input the new 3D multipoint feature class into the Multipart to Singlepart tool (Data Management), this will break the multipoint dataset into a singlepart point feature class.
      – Input the new singlepart feature class into the Feature Class Z to ASCII tool (3D Analyst).
      The result will be a new text file organized into XYZ columns.

      I hope this helps,