Standard File Formats
Read, write, and get information about geospatial data files. Read data in formats such as Esri Binary Grid, Esri GridFloat, DTED, GeoTIFF, and GPX. Write data in GeoTIFF, world file, shapefile, and KML formats.
|Read geospatial raster data file|
|Read world file and return referencing object or matrix|
|Read image from graphics file|
|Information about geospatial raster data file|
|Information about GeoTIFF file|
|Information about SDTS data set|
|Derive world file name from image file name|
|Read geospatial table from vector data file|
|Read GPX file|
|Read vector features and attributes from shapefile|
|Information about shapefile|
|Write geographic data to KML file|
|Write geographic line data to KML file|
|Write geographic point data to KML file|
|Write geographic polygon to KML file|
|Create attribute specification|
|Write geographic vector data structure to shapefile|
|Create DBF specification|
You can export geodata as a shapefile, which can be exchanged between different geographic information systems. You can also create KML files to upload geodata to the web.
Keyhole Markup Language (KML) specifies how a set of geographic features should be displayed in "Earth browsers".
You can import a subset of elements in a shapefile by filtering elements according to attribute names and values.