WMS:File Extension

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Here is a table of file extensions and their functions:

Extention File Name Description
*.1 1 FILE
*.94 94 FILE
*.ocx ACTIVE X CONTROL
*.pdf Adobe Acrobat Document
*.exe APPLICATION
*.dll APPLICATION EXTENSION
*.asc ASCII Grid Files WMS can import ARC/INFO® ASCII grid for use as a background DEM. Since it is a simple file format, other digital elevation data can be formatted in the same way and then imported into WMS using the Import Grid command in the DEMs menu.
*.basin BASIN FILE
*.bsn BSN FILE
*.ini CONFIGURATION SETTINGS
*.cse CSE FILE
*.dat DAT FILE
*.dbf DBF FILE
*.ddf USGS DEM
*.dem USGS DEM
*.dlg Digital Line Graph The DLG to Feature Arcs option allows a Digital Line Graph file to be imported and points connected into a series of arcs. USGS DLG files, like DEMs, can be downloaded via the Internet and are available for many parts of the US.
*.dss HEC Data Storage System files This format is used for importing and exporting time series and XY series data to and from HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, and other HEC software.
*.dted DTED Grid
*.dtm This file format is no longer supported. If interested in using this file format, contact the WMS developers.
*.dwg CAD Files CAD files may also be imported and then converted to feature objects, TINs, or simply used to enhance the display of a project.
*.dxf CAD Files
*.err ERR FILE
*.ex_ EX_ FILE
*.f01 F01 FILE
*.fac FAC FILE
*.fbc FBC FILE
*.fdr FDR FILE
*.flt FLT FILE
*.g01 GO1 FILE
*.gdm GDM FILE
*.ggd GRASS ASCII grid
*.gmt GMT FILE
*.hc1 HC1 FILE
*.hdr NED GRIDFLOAT or BIL Header This is the format that should be used from the USGS's National Elevation Dataset (NED). The default at this site is Arc/Info grid, but modify the request to the grid float format. The BIL format can also be used.
*.hlp HELP FILE
*.htm HTML DOCUMENT
*.id ID FILE
*.img IMG FILE
*.inp INP FILE
*.isr ISR FILE
*.isu ISU FILE
*.jgw JGW FILE
*.jpg, jpeg JPEG Image JPEG image format file.
*.jpgw JPGW FILE
*.jpw JPW FILE
*.las LAS FILE
*.map LINKER ADDRESS MAP
*.lnp LNP FILE
*.los LOS FILE
*.lsf LSF FILE
*.man MAN FILE
*.mat MAT FILE
*.mdb MDB FILE
*.pkg MICROSOFT DEVELOPER EXTENSION
*.doc MISCOSOFT WORD DOCUMENT
*.com MS-DOS APPLICATION
*.bat MS-DOS BATCH FILE
*.net NET FILE ARC/INFO TIN - This particular format saves node (vertex) coordinates, a list of edges and a list of triangles, making it possible to restore the TIN topology in WMS exactly as it was in ARC/INFO
*.O01 O01 FILE
*.lib OBJECT LIBRARY
*.ocr OCR LIBRARY
*.out OUT FILE
*.p01 P01 FILE
*.pdn PDN FILE
*.prj PROJECT FILE
*.ptp PTP FILE
*.r01 R01 FILE
*.ras RAS FILE
*.sbn SBN FILE
*.sbx SBX FILE
*.sdat SDAT FILE
*.shp Shapefiles
*.shr SHR FILE
*.shx SHX FILE
*.idx SQL SERVER REPLICATION SNAPSHOT INDEX SCRIPT
*.sto STO FILE
*.sup WMS Superfile Besides the tools in WMS for editing data imported from shapefiles, a special extension for ArcView has been created which allows creating the outlets, streams, and basins themes, reorder streams, rename attributes, and then export to a WMS/ArcView super file which will allow opening all three themes by importing the super file. This extension is placed in the wmshydro directory (under the main wms directory) when installing WMS. It is also available on the WMS website and has a separate document describing its usage. In order to be activated in ArcView, move the extension file (*.avx) to the Ext32 directory found under the ArcView® installation directories.
*.tbl TBL FILE
*.tdat TDAT FILE
*.tdn TDN FILE
*.txt TEXT DOCUMENT
*.thy THY FILE
*.tif TIF Image Data A TIFF file can be imported and registered so that it appears as a "backdrop" in WMS or mapped to TIN data when shading.
*.tin TIN FILE
*.tre TRE FILE
*.wdm .WDM FILE
*.wpr WMS PROJECT FILE
*.xy XY FILE
*.xyz XYZ Data Choosing this option allows importing a space-delimited file containing x, y, and z coordinate values. The Triangulate command in the TINs menu can then be used to create a TIN from the xyz data. The file must be space delimited in order for WMS to import it.