Supported File Types

GMS, SMS, and WMS utilize Global MapperTM to import a wide variety of raster, elevation, and vector data. The following is a comprehensive list of raster / DEM / vector file types that are supported in our modeling software.

Raster Formats
(Imagery/Scanned Map)

  • 3D PDF Files
  • ADRG Files
  • ARCS (British Admiralty) Marine Charts
  • ASRP (Arc Standard Raster Product) and USRP Files
  • ASTER DEM and L1A/L1B Imagery and MODIS imagery
  • BIL/BSQ/BIP/RAW Imagery
  • BSB Nautical Charts
  • BigTIFF
  • CADRG and CIB Files
  • Cogent3D .imagery Files
  • Cosmo-SkyMed SCS (Complex Side-Look Radar Data) HDF5 Files
  • ERDAS Imagine Image Format
  • ERMapper Compressed Wavelet (ECW) Format
  • Erdas GIS/LAN Files
  • GRIB I and II Formats
  • Garmin JNX Format
  • GeoPDF® Files
  • HCRF (Hydrographic Chart Raster Format) File
  • Idrisi Format
  • Intergraph COT Format
  • JPEG Image with Embedded EXIF Position Information
  • JPEG Image with World File
  • JPEG2000 Files
  • KML/KMZ Formats
  • Landsat 7A FAST Format
  • LizardTech MrSID Data
  • MPR/MPH (German Topo Map) Files
  • MSI Planet Format
  • MapBox MBTiles Format
  • MapTech Nautical Charts (PCX Format)
  • MapTech Topo Maps and Aerial Navigation Charts
  • NITF - National Imagery Transmission Format
  • NOS/GEO Marine Charts
  • NV Verlag Marine Charts
  • OziExplorer OZFx2 and OZFx3 Formats
  • PCI Geomatics PIX Files
  • PCX Files
  • PGM Grayscale Grid Format
  • PNG Image with World File
  • QCT (Quick Chart) and QED Files
  • RIK (Swedish Topo Map) Files
  • USGS Digital Orthophoto Quads (DOQ), GeoTIFF Format
  • USGS Digital Orthophoto Quads (DOQ), JPG w/ Native Header Format
  • USGS Digital Orthophoto Quads (DOQ), Native USGS Format
  • USGS Digital Raster Graphic (DRG)
  • Vertical Mapper (MapInfo) Grid/Clutter Files
  • Zoomify Format

Gridded Elevation
Formats

  • 3D PDF Files
  • ACE/ACE2 (Altimeter Corrected Elevation)
  • ASPRS LIDAR LAS Files
  • ASTER DEM and L1A/L1B Imagery and MODIS imagery
  • Arc/Info ASCII Grid
  • Arc/Info Binary Grid
  • Arc/Info Export Format (E00)
  • BAG (Bathymetry Attributed Grid) Files
  • BIL/BSQ/BIP/RAW Imagery
  • BT (Binary Terrain) Elevation Grid Files
  • BigTIFF
  • COLLADA 3D Models
  • CORTAD (Coral Reef Temperature Anomaly) Files
  • CPS-3 Grid Format
  • Canada 3D Files
  • Canadian Digital Elevation Data (CDED)
  • Carlson SurvCAD Grid File
  • Cogent3D .imagery Files
  • DHM - Swiss DEM Files
  • DTED (Digital Terrain Elevation Data) Format
  • Digital Bathymetric Data Base Variable Resolution (DBDB-V)
  • ERDAS Imagine Image Format
  • FAA INM 3TX Format
  • GLOBE (Global Land 1-km Base Elevation) Data
  • GSD (Swedish DEM Grid) Files
  • GXF (Geosoft ASCII Grid) Files
  • Geodas Grid (GRD98) Format
  • Geosoft Binary Grid Files
  • Global 2' Elevation Data (ETOPO2)
  • Global 30-arc-second Digital Elevation Data (GTOPO30)
  • Gravsoft Grid Files
  • HF2/HFZ Files
  • HRE - High Resolution Elevation Format
  • HTF (Hydrographic Transfer Format)
  • Hypack Matrix Files
  • IGF DIS Terrain Files
  • Idrisi Format
  • International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) Files
  • JPEG2000 Files
  • JPGIS (Japanese DEM) XML Format
  • Japanese DEM (JDEM/LEM/CSV) Format
  • LIDAR LAZ (Compressed LAS) Files
  • LizardTech MrSID MG4 Lidar
  • MSI Planet Format
  • Micropath 3CD Format
  • NDVI (MODIS Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) HDF5 Files
  • NMGF (Noise Model Grid Format)
  • NOAA TerrainBase Elevation Data
  • NOAA/NGS Geoid Model Format
  • NTF Grid/Contour Format
  • OTF (Objective Terrain Format)
  • PDS (Vicar) Files
  • PLS-CADD XYZ Files
  • Pathfinder AVHRR (Sea Surface Temperature) Files
  • QCT (Quick Chart) and QED Files
  • SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission)
  • STL Files
  • Surfer Grid (ASCII and Binary) Format Files
  • TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) HDF5 Files
  • TerraScan .bin/.ts Format
  • Terragen Terrain Format
  • USGS Digital Elevation Model (DEM)
  • USGS Digital Elevation Model, GeoTIFF Format
  • USGS Digital Elevation Model, Spatial Data Transfer Standard Format (DEM/SDTS)
  • USGS National Elevation Dataset (NED) - ArcGrid, BIL, Grid Float Format
  • VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) HDF5 Files
  • Vertical Mapper (MapInfo) Grid/Clutter Files
  • Vulcan3D Triangulation (.00t) Files
  • WindSim GWS
  • Zmap Plus Grid Files

Vector
Formats

  • 3D PDF Files
  • ASPRS LIDAR LAS Files
  • ATLAS BNA (Boundary File)
  • Alberta Township System (ATS) Format
  • AnuDEM Contour Text Files
  • Anuga Triangulated Mesh Format
  • Arc/Info Export Format (E00)
  • AutoCAD DWG (DraWinG) File
  • AutoCAD DXF (Drawing Interchange File)
  • CDF (GES Cartographic Data Format)
  • CML, CXF, and TAF (Italian Cadastral Exchange Formats)
  • COLLADA 3D Models
  • Cogent3D .line, .point, and .poly Files
  • CompeGPS RTE, TRK, and WPT Formats
  • DBF (DBase III+) Files
  • DMDF (Digital Map Data Format) Format
  • DeLorme Text Files
  • Delft3D (LDB) Files
  • E57 Lidar Point Cloud Format
  • EMF (Windows Enhanced Metafile) Format
  • ESRI File Geodatabase Format
  • ESRI Personal Geodatabase Format (MDB) Files
  • ESRI Shapefiles
  • EasyGPS .LOC File
  • FCC Antenna Structure Registration (ASR) Files
  • GML (Geography Markup Language) Format
  • GPS TrackMaker
  • GPX (GPS eXchange Format) Files
  • Garmin PCX5 Format Waypoint (WPT), Route (RTE), and Track (TRK) Files
  • Garmin TCX (Training Center Database) Files
  • GeoJSON Format
  • GeoPDF® Files
  • HTF (Hydrographic Transfer Format)
  • Hypack LNW (Planned Line) Files
  • Idrisi Vector (VCT) Format
  • JPEG Image with Embedded EXIF Position Information
  • KML/KMZ Formats
  • LIDAR LAZ (Compressed LAS) Files
  • LMN (Spectra Line Management Node) Files
  • LandXML
  • LizardTech MrSID MG4 Lidar
  • LogASCII (LAS) Files
  • Lowrance LCM (MapCreate) Format
  • Lowrance SonarViewer Format
  • Lowrance USR
  • MagicMaps IKT Files
  • MapInfo MIF/MID and TAB/MAP Formats
  • MapMaker DRA (Drawing) Files
  • Marplot MIE Files
  • MicroStation DGN Format
  • NIMA GNS (GeoNet Names Server) Format
  • NMF (ArcGIS Explorer Map) Format
  • NMGF (Noise Model Grid Format)
  • NOAA DSDATA Geodetic Control, SDTS Format
  • NTF Grid/Contour Format
  • OCAD .OCD Files
  • OTF (Objective Terrain Format)
  • OpenAir Airspace Format
  • OpenStreetMap (OSM) Files
  • Orca XML
  • OziExplorer Waypoint (WPT), Route (RTE), and Track (PLT) Files
  • PLS-CADD XYZ Files
  • Platte River ASCII Digitizer Format
  • Polish MP (cGPSMapper) Format
  • S-57 Digital Chart Files
  • S-63 Encrypted Digital Chart Files
  • SEGP1/UKOOA Seismic Shotpoint Format
  • SEGY Seismic Shotpoint Format
  • SMT KINGDOM Software Planimetric Polygon Format
  • SOSI Files
  • SPS (Shell Processing Support)
  • STL Files
  • Surfer BLN Files
  • TAF (Italian Cadastral Exchange Format)
  • TIGER/Line Files
  • Tobin .bas (TDRBM II) Format
  • TomTom OV2 Files
  • USGS Digital Line Graph, Optional Format (DLG-O)
  • USGS Digital Line Graph, Spatial Data Transfer Standard Format (DLG/SDTS)
  • USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
  • USGS Land Use and Land Cover Data (LULC)
  • VPF (VMAP0, VMAP1, DNC) Files
  • Vulcan3D Triangulation (.00t) Files
  • WAsP .MAP Format
  • XTF (eXtended Triton) Format
  • ZMap+ IsoMap Line and XYSegID Text Files