Mapinfo does not read BIL file exported from GlobalMapper

akm75akm75 Global Mapper UserPosts: 2
edited May 2012 in Raster Data
HI all,

I used global mapper (v12) to export a raster image (.adf format from USGS) to BIL format using default RGB bands (3 8bits). When I try to open it in Mapingo (V10.5), it says "raster engine was unable to recognize image file format".

Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong?

AKM

Comments

  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited May 2012
    Is BIL a format that MapInfo supports? I would suggest perhaps instead trying GeoTIFF and see if MapInfo handles that better.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Guru
    gmsupport@bluemarblegeo.com
    http://www.globalmapper.com
  • akm75akm75 Global Mapper User Posts: 2
    edited May 2012
    In file open dialog, under file extensions, .bil is one of the option in MapInfo.
    Is BIL a format that MapInfo supports? I would suggest perhaps instead trying GeoTIFF and see if MapInfo handles that better.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Guru
    gmsupport@bluemarblegeo.com
    http://www.globalmapper.com
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited May 2012
    The BIL format is a generic binary thing that can be organized any number of ways with different software using different header formats to describe the layout. I'm guessing MapInfo just supports one particular header format, so to get the BIL export from Global Mapper to work you may have to try some of the different header export options in Global Mapper, like using the ESRI header. If you can use another format that is defined in a more standard way (like GeoTIFF) that should load much more easily.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Guru
    gmsupport@bluemarblegeo.com
    http://www.globalmapper.com
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