GIS file formats

What is a GeoTIFF?

Caitlin Dempsey

A GeoTIFF is a public domain metadata standard which has the georeferencing information embedded within the image file.

A screenshot showing ArcMap.

What is a MXD File?

Caitlin Dempsey

Files with the extension .mxd are ArcMap document files and stands for Map Exchange Document.

Query result of GTS spatial data in mongoDB. From: Zhang, Song, & Liu, 2014.

GIS File Formats

Caitlin Dempsey

Listed here are some of the more common file formats along with associated file extension for GIS file types.