Learn about GIS File Formats and APIs that can open and create GIS files
A GIS (Geographic Information System) map file consists of spatial or geographic information about certain location or area. A GIS mapping software is a program or set of programs that present the spatial or geographical data to viewers for visualization, analysis and management. A GIS file can be created manually, extracted from a GPS device or recorded through remote sensing devices and applications. GIS finds it usage in almost all fields of life; from agriculture to town planning, resources analysis, urban planning and for creation of strategies to solve problems.
Common GIS file extensions and their file formats include GPX (GPS Exchange File Format), KML (Keyhole Markup Language File) and SHP (ESRI Shapefile).
Got queries related to GIS file formats? Head on to our community forums to benefit from the knowledge shared by File Format experts.
List of GIS File Extensions and Associated File Formats
Following is a list of common GIS file formats along with their file extensions.