Supported Formats

ArcGIS Data Interoperability provides direct data access, transformation, and export capabilities to enable ArcGIS users to integrate, use, and distribute data in many formats.

Format Name Direct Read Data Import Data Export
1Spatial Internal Feature Format (IFF)
Adobe 3D PDF    
Adobe Geospatial PDF    
Adobe Illustrator EPS    
Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM)
Australian Asset Design & As Constructed (ADAC)  
Autodesk 3ds    
Autodesk AutoCAD DWF
Autodesk AutoCAD DWG/DXF
Autodesk MapGuide SDL
BC MOEP  
BC MoF Electronic Submission Framework (ESF)
Bentley MicroStation Design (V7)
Bentley MicroStation Design (V8)
Bentley MicroStation GeoGraphics
CITS Data Transfer Format (QLF)
CityGML
ComGraphix Data Exchange Format (CGDEF)
Comma-Separated Value (CSV)
Danish DSFL  
Danish UFO
dBASE (DBF)
Digital Line Graph (DLG)  
Dutch TOP10 GML
Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)    
Esri ArcGIS Layer  
Esri ArcInfo Coverage
Esri ArcInfo Export (E00)
Esri ArcInfo Generate
Esri ArcSDE
Esri Geodatabase (ArcSDE)  
Esri Geodatabase (File-based)
Esri Geodatabase (MDB)
Esri Geodatabase (XML)  
Esri PC ArcInfo Coverage  
Esri Shape
Facet XDR
FME Feature Store File (FFS)
Genasys GenaMap  
Geographic Data Management System (GDMS)  
GeoJSON (Geographic JavaScript Object Notation)
GeoRSS/RSS Feed
GIF Rasterizer    
GML (Geography Markup Language)
GML SF-0 (Geography Markup Language Simple Features Level SF-0 Profile)*
GPS eXchange Format  
Halliburton GeoGraphix CDF
IBM DB2 Nonspatial  
IBM DB2 Spatial
IBM Informix
IBM Informix Spatial
IDRISI Vector Format
Industry Foundation Class (IFC) STEP Files  
Intergraph GeoMedia Access Warehouse +
Intergraph GeoMedia SQL Server Warehouse
Intergraph MGE
ISO8211  
JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)
LandMark    
Landmark Zycor Graphics File (ZGF)  
Landonline (Land Information New Zealand Cadastre Survey Data Exchange Format based on LandXML)  
LandXML  
MapInfo MIF/MID
MapInfo TAB
Microsoft Access
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft SQL Server Spatial
NEN 3610 (GML)  
NGA GEOnet Names Server  
Northgate StruMap
ODBC 2.x  
ODBC 3.x
OpenGIS KML Encoding Standard
OpenStreetMap (OSM) XML  
Oracle Nonspatial  
Oracle Spatial Object
Oracle Spatial Relational  
Oracle SQL Loader    
OS(GB) MasterMap  
OS(GB) NTF  
PenMetrics GRD
PHOCUS PHODAT  
PNG Rasterizer    
PostGIS
PostgreSQL
Regional Geographic Information System (REGIS)
S-57 (ENC) Hydrographic Data  
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)    
SEG-P1  
Spatial Archive and Interchange Format (SAIF)  
Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS)  
SQLite
Standard Linear Format (SLF)  
STAR-APIC Mercator MCF
Swedish KF85
Swedish MASIK
Tabular Data
Text File
Trimble JobXML  
US Census Bureau TIGER/Line  
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Geospatial Data  
Vector Markup Language (VML)    
Vector Product Format Database (VFP_DB)  
Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML)    
Wavefront OBJ
WFS (Web Feature Service)*  
XDK (XML format for Danish DSFL)  
XML (Extensible Markup Language)
Zmap (ASCII)  

+ Requires application software to be installed
* GML (simple features profile) reading/writing and WFS connections are enabled without licensing the extension, but installation is required.

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