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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.

Short name Description Reader Writer
3DS Autodesk 3ds
ADRG ARC Digitized Raster Graphics ADRG  
ACAD Autodesk AutoCAD DWG/DXF
ADAC Australian Asset Design and As Constructed (ADAC)  
PRC Adobe PRC  
AIS NMEA Automatic Identification System (AIS)  
AIXM Aeronautical Information Exchange Model 4.5 (AIXM 4.5)
AIXM5 Aeronautical Information Exchange Model 5.x (AIXM 5.x)
AML Additional Military Layers (AML)  
ARCGEN Esri ArcInfo Generate
ARCGISFEATURES Esri ArcGIS Server Feature Service  
ARCGISMAP Esri ArcGIS Map Document  
ARCGISONLINEFEATURES Esri ArcGIS Online (AGOL) Feature Services
ARCGIS_LAYER Esri ArcGIS Layer  
ARCINFO Esri ArcInfo Coverage
ARCPADAXF Esri ArcPad Exchange Format(AXF)  
ARCVIEWGRID Esri ArcGIS Binary Grid (AIG)  
ASRP ARC Standard Raster Product (ASRP)  
ATHENA Amazon Athena  
AVF Apple Venue Format (AVF)
AZURE_TABLE Microsoft Windows Azure Table
BAG Bathymetric Attributed Grid
BCF BIM Collaboration Format (BCF)
BMP Microsoft Bitmap (BMP)
BSB Maptech BSB Nautical Chart
CADRG Compressed ARC Digitized Raster Graphics (CADRG)
CALS Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support (CALS)
CARTO Carto
CAT Column Aligned Text (CAT)  
CDED Canadian Digital Elevation Data (CDED)
CH.EHI.FME.MAIN Swiss INTERLIS (ili2fme)
CESIUM3DPC Cesium 3D Point Cloud
CESIUM3DTILES Cesium 3D Tiles
CGDEF ComGraphix Data Exchange Format (CGDEF)
CIB Controlled Image Base (CIB)
CITYGML CityGML
CIVIL3D Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D
CLOUDSPANNER_JDBC Google Cloud Spanner
COLLADA Collaborative Design Activity (COLLADA)
COM.ACTIAN.INGRES.INGRES Actian Ingres Spatial
GCOM.ACTIAN.INGRES.INGRES_DB Actian Ingres Nonspatial
COUCHDB CouchDB
CSV Comma-Separated Value (CSV)
CSV2 Comma-Separated Value (CSV)
CUZK_GML CUZK GML (Czech Republic)  
DATAFILE Data File
DB2 IBM DB2 Nonspatial
DB2SPATIAL IBM DB2 Spatial
DB2SPATIAL_DASHDB IBM dashDB Spatial
DB2_DASHDB IBM dashDB Non-Spatial
DBF dBASE (DBF)
DELORME_GPL DeLorme GPS Track Logs (GPL) Reader
DENODO Implicit dependency on third-party JDBC Drivers
DGNV8 Bentley MicroStation Design (V8)
DIRECTX DirectX X File
DLG Digital Line Graph (DLG)  
DMDF Digital Map Data Format (DMDF)  
DNF OS (GB) MasterMap  
DSFL Danish DSFL  
DSFLW2 Danish DSFL Writer V.2  
DTED Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED)
DWF Autodesk AutoCAD DWF
DYNAMODB Amazon DynamoDB
E00 Esri ArcInfo Export (E00)
E57 ASTM E57
ELASTICSEARCH Elastic Elasticsearch
ENVIHDR ITT ENVI .hdr RAW Raster
EPA_GDXML U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Geospatial Data  
EPS Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)  
ERDAS ERDAS IMAGINE
ERDASRAW ERDAS RAW
ERS ER Mapper ERS
ESF BC MoF Electronic Submission Framework (ESF)
ESRIASCIIGRID Esri ASCII Grid
ESRIHDR ITT ENVI .hdr RAW Raster
ESRIJSON Esri_JSON (Esri JavaScript Object Notation)
ESRIMSD Esri Mapping Specification for CAD (MSC)
ESRISHAPE Esri Shapefile
FACET Facet XDR
FBX Autoesk FBX
FFS FME Feature Store (FFS)
FILECOPY File Copy  
FILEGDB Esri Geodatabase (File Geodatabase API)
FME_AR_FILE FME Augmented Reality (AR)  
FM0 Intergraph GeoMedia Access Warehouse
FM0_SQL Intergraph GeoMedia SQL Server Warehouse
FMW FME Workspace (FMW)  
GARMIN_GDB Garmin GDB
GARMIN_MPI Garmin MapSource
GARMIN_POI Garmin POI
GDAL_ACE2 ACE2 (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_AIRSAR NASA JPL Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (AIRSAR) Polarimetric (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_ARG Azavea Raster Grid (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_BLX Magellan BLX Topographical (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_BT Virtual Terrain Project Binary Terrain Format (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_COASP CEOS (Spot for instance) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_COSAR TerraSAR-X Complex SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_CPG Convair PolGASP (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_CTG USGS Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) Composite Theme Grid (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_DOQ1 First-Generation USGS Digital Ortho Quad (DOQ) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_DOQ2 New Labelled USGS Digital Ortho Quad (DOQ) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_E00GRID Arc/Info Export E00 GRID (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_ECRGTOC Enhanced Compressed Raster Graphic (ECRG) Table Of Contents (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_ELAS NASA Earth Resources Laboratory Applications Software (ELAS) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_FAST Earth Observation Satellite (EOSAT) Company FAST (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_FUJIBAS Fuji Bio-Imaging Analyzer Systems (BAS) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_GENBIN Generic Binary (.hdr Labelled) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_GENERIC_RASTER GDAL Generic Raster  
GDAL_GFF Sandia National Laboratories GSat (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_GSAG Golden Software ASCII Grid (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_DXF Grid eXchange File (GXF) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_IDA Image Display and Analysis (WinDisp) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_IRIS Interactive Radar Information System (IRIS) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_ISIS2 USGS Astrogeology International Satellites for Ionospheric Studies (ISIS) cube (Version 2) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_ISIS3 USGS Astrogeology International Satellites for Ionospheric Studies (ISIS) cube (Version 3) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_JAXAPALSAR Japanese Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA) Phased Array Type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) Product Reader (Level 1.1/1.5) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_JDEM Japanese Digital Elevation Model (DEM) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_JEFF Fake format  
GDAL_KRO KRO (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_LB1 NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Polar Orbiter Level 1b Data Set - Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_LAN Erdas 7.x .LAN and .GIS (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_LCP FARSITE v.4 Landscape (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_LEVELLER Daylon Leveller Heightfield (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_LOSLAS North America Datum Conversion Utility (NADCON) .los/.las Datum Grid Shift (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_MAP OziExplorer .MAP (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_MFF Vexcel Multi-File Format (MFF) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_MFF2 Vexcel Multi-File Format (MFF) 2 - Hierarchical Key Value (HKV) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_NDR National Land Archive Production System (NLAPS) (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_NGSGEOID NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Geoid Height Grids (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_OZI OziExplorer OZI OZF2/OZFX3 (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_PAUX PCI .aux Labelled (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_PCRASTER PCRaster (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_PDS NASA Planetary Data System (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_PNM Netpbm (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_ROI_PAC NASA JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Repeat Orbit Interferometry Package (ROI PAC) Raster (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_RS2 RadarSat2 XML (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_SAGA System for Automated Geoscientific Analysis (SAGA GIS) Binary (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_SAR_CEOS Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) CEOS (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_SNODAS Snow Data Assimilation System (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_TERRAGEN Terragen Heightfield (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_TIL EarthWatch/DigitalGlobe (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_TSX TerraSAR-X (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDAL_VICAR Video Image Communication And Retrieval (Default 3rd Party Format)  
GDMS Geographic Data Management System (GDMS)  
GENAMAP Genasys GenaMap  
GTFS General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS)
GENERIC Generic (Any Format)
GEODATABASE_FILE Esri Geodatabase (File Geodatabase ArcObjects)
GEODATABASE_FILE_MOSAIC_DATASET Esri Geodatabase (File Geodatabase Mosaic Dataset)  
GEODATABASE_FILE_MOSAIC_CATALOG Esri Geodatabase (File Geodatabase Raster Catalog)  
GEODATABASE_FILE_RASTER_DATASET Esri Geodatabase (File Geodatabase Raster Dataset)
GEODATABASE_SDE_MOSAIC_DATASET Esri Geodatabase (ArcSDE Geodatabase Mosaic Dataset)  
GEODATABASE_SDE_MOSAIC_CATALOG Esri Geodatabase (ArcSDE Geodatabase Raster Catalog)  
GEODATABASE_SDE_RASTER_DATASET Esri Geodatabase (ArcSDE Geodatabase Raster Dataset)
GEODATABASE_MDB Esri Geodatabase (Personal Geodatabase)
GEODATABASE_SDE Esri Geodatabase (ArcSDE Geodatabase)
GEODATABASE_XML Esri Geodatabase (XML Workspace Document)  
GEOHASH Geohash  
GEOJSON Geographic JavaScript Object Notation (GeoJSON)
GEONET NGA GEOnet Names Server  
GEOPACKAGE OGC GeoPackage
GEOPACKAGE_RASTER OGC GeoPackage Tiles
GEORSS GeoRSS/RSS Feed
GEOTIFF Georeferenced Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF)
GG Bentley MicroStation GeoGraphics
GIF GIF Rasterizer  
GIFRASTER GIF (Graphic Interchange Format)
GLTF glTF (GL Transmission Format)  
GML GML (Geography Markup Language)
GML2 GML v2.1.2  
GML212 GML v2.1.2  
GMLSF GML SF-0 (Geography Markup Language Simple Features Level SF-0 Profile)
GOOGLEBIGQUERY Google BigQuery  
GOOGLESHEETS Google Sheet
GOOGLEFUSIONTABLES Google Fusion Tables Spatial
GOOGLEFUSIONTABLES_DB Google Fusion Tables Non-Spatial
GOOGLEMAPSENGINETABLES Google Maps Engine (GME) Tables
GPX GPS eXchange Format (GPX)
GRIB World Meteorological Organization GRIB (GRIdded Binary)  
HDF4_ASTER Hierarchical Data Format 4 (HDF4) ASTER  
HDF4_HYPERION Hierarchical Data Format 4 (HDF4) Hyperion  
GRD PenMetrics GRD
GUESS_FROM_EXTENSION <Guess format name from extension>  
HTMLTABLE HTML Table  
HYD93 NGDC Hydrographic Surveys Data Exchange (HYD93)
HYPACKBRD Hypack Border
CLOUDANT IBM Cloudant
I2KGML Swedish I2K/G2K (Interface 2000 GML)
I3S Esri Indexed 3D Scene Layer  
INFX_JDBC_NONSPATIAL IBM Informix Non-Spatial (JDBC)
IDRISI IDRISI Vector Format
IDRISI_RASTER IDRISI Raster Format
IEPS Adobe Illustrator EPS  
IFC Industry Foundation Class STEP Files (IFC)
IFF 1Spatial Internal Feature Format (IFF)
IGDS Bentley MicroStation Design (V7)
IMDF Indoor Mapping Data Format (IMDF)
INGR Intergraph Raster
IMX Autodesk IMX (FDO)  
INFX IBM Informix
INFXSPATIAL IBM Informix Spatial
INDOORGML Indoor GML
INSPIRE INSPIRE GML
ISCE Interferometric synthetic aperture radar Scientific Computing Environment (ISCE)
ISO8211 ISO8211  
IUF Land Victoria Incremental Update Format (IUF)  
COM.SAFE.FME.JDBC Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)
DB2_JDBC_NONSPATIAL IBM DB2 Non-Spatial (JDBC)
JDBC Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)
JOBXML Trimble JobXML  
JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)
JSON JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)
KF85 Swedish KF85
KOMMUNGML KommunGML (Sweden)  
KUNTAGML KuntaGML (Finland)  
LANDONLINE Landonline (Land Information New Zealand Cadastre Survey Data Exchange Format based on LandXML)  
LANDSAT8 Landsat-8  
LANDSAT*AWS Landsat-8 on AWS  
LANDXML LandXML  
LAS ASPRS Lidar Data Exchange Format (LAS)
MASIK Swedish MASIK
MBTILES SQLite MBTiles
MCF STAR-APIC Mercator MCF
MDB_ADO Microsoft Access
MGE Intergraph MGE
MIF MapInfo MIF/MID
MINECRAFT Mojang Minecraft
MITAB MapInfo TAB (MITAB)
MOEP B.C. MOEP  
MONGODB MongoDB
MRF Meta Raster Format (MRF)
MSACCESS_JDBC Microsoft Access (JDBC)
MSSQL_ADO Microsoft SQL Server Non-Spatial
MSSQL_JDBC_SPATIAL Microsoft SQL Server Spatial (JDBC)  
MSSQL_JDBC_NONSPATIAL Microsoft SQL Server Non-Spatial (JDBC)
MSSQL_SPATIAL MSSQL_SPATIAL  
MSSQL_SPATIAL Microsoft SQL Server Spatial
DOCUMENTDB Microsoft Azure DocumentDB
MSSQL_AZURE Microsoft Azure SQL Database Non-Spatial
MSSQL_JDBC_AZURE_NONSPATIAL Microsoft Azure SQL Database Non-Spatial (JDBC)  
MSSQL_AZURE_SPATIAL Microsoft Azure SQL Database Spatial
MSWORD Microsoft Word  
MTKGML NLSF Topographic GML (MTKGML)  
MYSQL MariaDB (MySQL compatible) Spatial
MYSQL_AURORA_NONSPATIAL Amazon Aurora Non-Spatial
MYSQL_AURORA_SPATIAL Amazon Aurora Spatial
MYSQL_DB MariaDB (MySQL compatible) Non-Spatial
MYSQL_GOOGLE Google Cloud SQL Spatial
MYSQL_GOOGLE_DB Google Cloud SQL Non-Spatial
NEN3610 NEN 3610 (GML)  
NAS German AAA GML Exchange Format (NAS)  
NETCDF NetCDF (Network Common Data Form)
NGRID MapInfo Vertical Mapper Grid (NGrid)  
NITF National Imagery Transmission Format (JITC uncertified)
NMEA_GPS NMEA GPS  
NTF OS (GB) NTF  
NULL NULL (Nothing)
OBJ Wavefront OBJ
ODATA OData  
ODBC2 ODBC 3.x
OGCKML Google Earth KML
OGDI Microsoft OGDI Data Lab
OGEOSMS OGC Open GeoSMS  
OPENFLIGHT Presagis .flt (OPENFLIGHT)
ORACLE_RELATIONAL Oracle Spatial Relational
ORACLE_SPATIAL Oracle Spatial Object
ORACLE_NONSPATIAL Oracle Non-Spatial
ORACLEPOINTCLOUD Oracle Spatial Point Cloud
ORACLERASTER Oracle Spatial GeoRaster
OSG OpenSceneGraphic OSGB/OSGT
OSM OpenStreetMap (OSM) XML  
OSMPBF OpenStreetMap (OSM) Protocolbuffer Binary Format (PBF)  
OSVECTORMAPDISTRICT OS VectorMap District  
OSVECTORMAPLOCAL OS VectorMap Local  
P190 PGP P1/90 Post Plot Positioning Data
PATH Directory or File Pathnames  
PCARCINFO Esri PC ArcInfo Coverage  
PCD Point Cloud Data (PCD)
PCIDSK PCI Geomatics Database File (PCIDSK)
PDF Adobe 3D PDF  
PDF2D Adobe Geospatial PDF  
PHOCUS PHOCUS PHODAT  
PLANETDATA Planet Data  
PNG PNG Rasterizer  
PNGRASTER Portable Network Graphic (PNG)
POINTCLOUDXYZ Point Cloud XYZ
ARCGISPORTALFEATURES Portal for ArcGIS
POSTGIS PostGIS
POSTGISRASTER POSTGIS Raster
POSTGRES PostgreSQL
POWERPOINT Microsoft PowerPoint  
QLF CITS Data Transfer Format (QLF)
QVX Qlik data eXchange  
RADARSAT2 RADARSAT-2 XML  
RADATA R Statistical Data (RDATA) Non-Spatial
RADATARASTER R Statistical Data (RDATA) Array as Raster
RDB RIEGL Laser Scan Database (RDB)  
RDB_PROJECT RIEGL RDB Project  
REDSHIFT Amazon Redshift
REGIS Regional Geographic Information System (REGIS)
REVIT Autodesk Revit  
S57 S-57 (ENC) Hydrographic Data  
SAP_HANA_NONSPATIAL SAP HANA Non-Spatial
SAP_HANA_SPATIAL SAP HANA Spatial
SAP_SYBASE_ASE SAP Sybase ASE
SAIF Spatial Archive and Interchange Format (SAIF)  
SALESFORCE Salesforce
SAS Statistical Analysis System (SAS)
SAV IBM PASW (SPSS) .sav
SCHEMA Schema (Any Format)  
SCHEMA_FROM_TABLE Schema (From Table)  
SDE30 Esri ArcSDE
SDF3 Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise SDF
SDL Autodesk MapGuide SDL
SDERASTER Esri Legacy ArcSDE Raster
SDERASTERCATALOG Esri Legacy ArcSDE Raster Catalog  
SDERASTERMAP Esri Legacy ArcSDE Raster Map  
SDTS Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS)  
SEABEDML SeabedML (GML)
SEG-P1 SEG-P1  
SEGY SEG-Y
SENTINEL1 Sentinel-1 SAR SAFE  
SENTINEL2 Sentinel-2 MSI SAFE  
SENTINEL2AWS Sentinel-2 on AWS  
SGI SGI IMAGE
SHAPE Esri Shape
SHAREPOINT Microsoft SharePoint List
SKP Google SketchUp
SLF Standard Linear Format (SLF)  
SOCRATA Socrata  
SOSI_GML SOSI GML
SPATIALITE SpatiaLite
SQLITE3 SQLite Non-Spatial
SQLLDR Oracle SQL Loader  
SRTMHGT Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Height (SRTM HGT)  
STL Standard Triangle/Tesselation Language (STL)
STRUMAP Northgate StruMap
SUNRASTER Sun Raster
SURFERBINARY Golden Software Surfer Binary Grid
SVG Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)  
SXF Panorama Storage and eXchange Format (SXF)  
TERADATA_JDBC_NONSPATIAL Teradata Non-Spatial
TERADATA_JDBC_SPATIAL Tefadata Spatial
TERRAINTILESAWS Terrain Tiles on AWS  
TERRASCAN Terrasolid TerraScan
TETGEN TetGen
TEXTLINE Text File
TIFF Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
TIGER U.S. Census Bureau TIGER/Line  
TIGERGML U.S. Census Bureau TIGER/GML  
TOMTOM_POI TomTom POI
TOP10 Dutch TOP10 GML
TOP50NL Dutch TOP50NL GML  
UFO Danish UFO
USGS_DEM U.S. Geological Survey Digital Elevation Model (USGSDEM)
VML Vector Markup Language (VML)  
VRT_RASTER VRT Raster (GDAL Virtual Format)  
VPF_DB Vector Product Format Database (VPF_DB)  
VRML97 Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML97)  
VRT OGR Virtual Dataset (VRT)  
WEBP Google WebP
WFS Web Feature Service (WFS)  
WHITESTAR Halliburton GeoGraphix CDF
WKB OGC Well Known Binary (WKB)  
WKT OGC Well Known Text (WKT)  
WLAS Well Log Ascii Standard
WMS WMS (Web Map Service)  
X3D X3D  
X3D_VRML Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML)  
XDK XDK (XML format for Danish DSFL)  
XLS_ADO Microsoft Excel
XLSXR Microsoft Excel  
XLSXW Microsoft Excel  
XML Extensible Markup Language (XML)
XPW X11 Pixmap (XPM)
XYZ Space Delimited XYZ  
Z-MAP_ASCII Landmark Z-Map (ASCII)  
ZFS Z+F LaserControl ZFS  
ZGF Landmark Zycor Graphics File (ZGF)  
ZMAP Landmark Z-Map (ASCII)  
ZMAPRASTER Landmark Z-Map Grid
ZMAPRAW Landmark Z-Map Vector  

+ 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.