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Name ESRI Arc/Info Binary Grid
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  x-fmt/218
Classification Image (Raster)
Description An Arc/Info binary grid is a proprietary raster GIS file format developed by ESRI. The grid defines geographic space as an array of equally sized square grid points arranged in rows and columns. Each grid point stores a numeric value that represents a geographic attribute such as elevation or surface slope. Each grid cell is referenced by its x,y coordinate.
Orientation Text
Byte order Little-endian (Intel)
Related file formats None.
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 02 Aug 2005
Source description  
Last updated 02 Dec 2010
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