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Supported File Formats in Geographic Calculator

Geodetic Reference Formats

  • Well Known Text (WKT 1.0 and 2.0)
  • GML
  • Esri PRJ
  • Esri Geographic Transformation File (GTF)
  • MapInfo TAB
  • GeoCalc XML
  • Petrel CTL
  • INdicio Registry (read only)

Point Database Formats

  • ASCII text (including custom text file formats, UKOOA for example)
  • dBase
  • Excel XLS
  • MS Access
  • ODBC databases including:
    • Oracle
    • MySQL
    • MS SQL Server
    • MS Access
    • Postgres
  • SEGP184, SEGP190
  • Shell Processing Support
  • Write to AutoCAD DWG/DXF

Spatial Databases

The Spatial Connect Module supports:

  • Esri Geodatabase
  • ArcSDE, Personal and File Geodatabase
  • Oracle
  • PostGIS

GIS Data Type Support

  • Write to MapInfo MIF
  • Write to Esri Shapefile
  • Write to MapInfo TAB
  • Write to Microstation DGN

Vector Data Types (Read)

  • AutoCAD support through AutoCAD 2010 (*.dwg, *.dxf)
  • Blue Marble Layers (*.bml)
  • Digital Line Graph (*.dlg)
  • Esri ArcInfo Export (*.e00)
  • Esri ArcInfo Generate (*.gen)
  • Esri Shapefile (*.shp)
  • GML Simple Features - Version 3.1.1. See Note 1 below. (*.gml)
  • Google Keyhole Markup Language (*.kml)
  • GPX Data File (*.gpx)
  • LiDAR Data Exchange - Versions 1.0 - 1.4. See Note 2 below. (*.las)
  • MapInfo Import (*.mif)
  • MapInfo Table (*.tab)
  • Microstation Design (*.dgn)
  • S-57 (*.000)
  • Spatial Data Transfer Standard (*catd.ddf)
  • TIGER/Line (*.rt1)
  • Velocity File (*.txt)
  • Note 1: Reading and direct transformation of GML data conforming to the Simple Features Profile conformance level Zero, and Simple Feature Collections in version 3.1.1 (support for 2.1.2 coming soon). The writer always writes to the Simple Features Profile. There is no firm limit to the size of file that can be read into the Viewer in Blue Marble Desktop, but if the GML file has coordinate lists exceeding one million characters, the odds of display issues will increase.

    Note 2: Reading, writing, and direct transformation of LAS versions 1.0 - 1.4 data is supported. It is not recommended that LAS datasets larger than 5MB be loaded into the Blue Marble Desktop Viewer.

Vector Data Types (Write)

  • AutoCAD write support through AutoCAD 2010 (*.dwg, *.dxf)
  • Esri ArcInfo Export (*.e00)
  • Esri ArcInfo Generate (*.gen)
  • Esri Shapefile (*.shp)
  • GML Simple Features - Version 3.1.1. See Note 1 below. (*.gml)
  • Google Keyhole Markup Language (*.kml)
  • GPX Data File (*.gpx)
  • LiDAR Data Exchange - Versions 1.0 - 1.4. See Note 2 below. (*.las)
  • MapInfo Import (*.mif)
  • MapInfo Table (*.tab)
  • Microstation Design (*.dgn)
  • Velocity File (*.txt)
  • Note 1: Reading and direct transformation of GML data conforming to the Simple Features Profile conformance level Zero, and Simple Feature Collections in version 3.1.1 (support for 2.1.2 coming soon). The writer always writes to the Simple Features Profile. There is no firm limit to the size of file that can be read into the Viewer in Blue Marble Desktop, but if the GML file has coordinate lists exceeding one million characters, the odds of display issues will increase.

    Note 2: Reading, writing, and direct transformation of LAS versions 1.0 - 1.4 data is supported. It is not recommended that LAS datasets larger than 5MB be loaded into the Blue Marble Desktop Viewer.

Image File Formats (Read)

  • ARC Digitized Raster Graphics (*img, *ovr)
  • BIL/HDR Raster Dataset (*.bil)
  • Bitmap Files (*.bmp)
  • BSB v3 - KAP (*.kap)
  • BSQ Files (*.bsq)
  • Compressed ARC Digitized Raster Graphics
  • Enhanced Compressed Wavelet (*.ecw)
  • JPEG (*.jpg)
  • JPEG 2000 (*.jp2)
  • LizardTech MrSID (*.sid)
  • Portable Network Graphics (*.png)
  • TIFF and GeoTIFF (*.tif)

Image File Formats (Write)

  • Bitmap Files (*.bmp)
  • Enhanced Compressed Wavelet (*.ecw)
  • JPEG (*.jpg)
  • JPEG 2000 (*.jp2)
  • LizardTech MrSID (*.sid)
  • Portable Network Graphics (*.png)
  • TIFF and GeoTIFF (*.tif)

Image Reference Formats

  • Blue Marble (RSF)
  • BIL/HDR Reference Files (.HDR)
  • ECW Reference File Format (ERS)
  • Internal Referencing (GeoTiff, ECW, MrSID, JP2, CADRG, ADRG, DOQQ, etc.)
  • MapInfo Raster (TAB)
  • World files (various file extensions)

Digital Elevation Models (Read)

  • Arc/Info Ascii Grid (*.asc)
  • Arc/Info Binary Grid (*.adf)
  • DTED Military Elevation (*.dt0, *.dt1, *.dt2, *.dt3, *.dt4, *.dt5)
  • USGS SDTS DEM (*.ddf)
  • USGS ASCII DEM (*.dem)

Digital Elevation Models (Write)

  • Arc/Info Ascii Grid (*.asc)
  • USGS ASCII DEM (*.dem)

Seismic Survey (Read)

  • SEG P1 (*.seg)
  • Shell Processing System (*.sps)
  • UKOOA P1/90 (*.uko)
  • SEG P1/11 (*.p111)
  • Note: In addition to supported file formats, you may create custom Text File Schemes to support virtually any type of ascii based seismic format and to handle data that doesn't exactly follow the appropriate spec.

Seismic Survey (Write)

  • SEG P1 (*.seg)
  • Shell Processing System (*.sps)
  • UKOOA P1/90 (*.uko)
  • SEG P1/11 (*.p111)
  • Note: In addition to supported file formats, you may create custom Text File Schemes to support virtually any type of ascii based seismic format and to handle data that doesn't exactly follow the appropriate spec.