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Name ESRI ArcInfo Grid .nit File
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Identifiers PUID:  fmt/1596
Classification Text (Structured)
Description Files which comprise part of an ArcInfo Grid, a raster data model storing information in a matrix of cells, with values representing a coordinate, and sometimes linked to an attribute table. ArcInfo Grid models are generated using ArcGIS software, produced by Esri ( Nit files follow a consistent naming pattern: arcXXXX.nit, where XXXX is an incrementally increasing number starting from 0000, e.g, arc000.nit, arc0001.nit, arc0002.nit. Nit files are always stored in an /info/ directory at the root. They are associated with .dat and .adf files, and their function is to store file structure and field definition information of the grid.
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Related file formats None.
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Supported until  
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Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source National Library of Australia / National Library of Australia
Source date 18 Jan 2022
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Last updated 04 Mar 2022
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