Supported Vector Formats

FormatExtensionsImportExportUses GDALNotes
Adobe IllustratoraiYYGray fills can be mapped to elevations
Arc/Info ASCIIYYE00 coverages, untested
Arc/Info BinaryYYVersion 7 coverages, untested
BNAbnaYYUntested
CSV textcsvYYUntested, geometry type usually limited to points
DGNdgnYYUntested
DXF generalizeddxfY1,2YMany entity types supported, including smoothed polylines
DXF polylinesdxfYYLegacy internal driver, may handle some files GDAL does not
ESRI shapefileshpYYDataset can be single-file or in multiple files in folder for multilayer import
GeoConceptgxt, txtYYUntested
GeoJSON shapefilesYYUntested
GMLgmlYYUntested
GMTgmtYYUntested
GPS exchangegpxYYUntested
IHO S-57000YYUntested
Keyhole MarkupkmlYYUntested
MapInfo TAB/MIF/MIDtab, mifYYUntested
PGeoYYUntested
EPInfo RECrecYYUntested
SDTS TVPddfYYUntested
SVGsvgY
TIGER/LINEYY
UKOS NTFYYUntested
X-Plane/FlightgeardatYYUntested

 


1. Not all format variants or features may work.
2. Algorithm based on reverse engineering instead of format specs.