Supported Raster Formats

In order to use rasters and grids as a map layer, there must be an associated .TAB file containing georeference information about the image, including the bounds, coordinate system, and registration points.

Spectrum Spatial supports the following raster and grid formats (64-bit only):

Raster Formats

Format File Extension
ADRG .gen
ASRP .gen
BMP .bmp, .wbmp
CADRG .gen
CIB various
ECW (SDK v5)
Note: On Windows, install Visual C++ 2012
GeoTiff .geotif
GIF .gif
JPEG .jpg/.jpeg
MrSID (SDK v9)
Note: Supports MG4 (MrSID Generation 4).
NITF .ntf
PNG .png
Note: TIFF files used by the Feature Service and Mapping Service cannot exceed 2GB.

Grid Formats

Format File Extension
Defense Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) .dt0, .dt1, .dt2, .dt3
MapInfo Grid .mig
MRR (Multi-Resolution Raster)

Vertical Mapper Classified Grid .grc
Vertical Mapper Continuous Grid .grd