of ARC/INFO ASCIIGRID File Format
ARC/INFO is a popular, commercial GIS package from ESRI Corp. ARC ASCIIGRID refers to a specifc ASCII format developed for ARC/INFO. ARC format consists of a header that specifies the geographic domain and resolution, followed by the actual grid cell values. ARC format grids are single-band files.
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Geographic header in ARC ASCIIGRID format:
refers to the number of columns in the grid and xxxxx is the numerical value
refers to the number of rows in the grid and xxxxx is the numerical value
refers to the western edge of the grid and xxxxx is the numerical value
refers to the southern edge of the grid and xxxxx is the numerical value
refers to the resolution of the grid and xxxxx is the numerical value
nodata_value refers to the value that represents missing data and xxxxx is the numerical value.
be in decimal or integer format. DD:MM:SS format for geodetic coordinates
is not supported.
Record 7 -> end of file
val(nox,noy) (f) = individual grid values, column varying fastest in integer format. Grid values are stored as integers but can be read as floating point values.
xllcorner and yllcorner are given as the EDGES of the grid, NOT the centers of the edge cells. ARC/INFO supports other header strings that allow the centers of the edge cells to be given, but they are not supported here. The origin of the grid is the upper left and terminus at the lower right.
The following is an example ARC/INFO ASCIIGRID data file.
0 0 1 1 1 2 3 3 5 6 8 9 12 14 18 21 25 30 35 41 47 53
59 66 73 79 86 92 97 102 106 109 112 113 113 113 111 109 106
103 98 94 89 83 78 72 67 61 56 51 46 41 37 32 29 25 22 19
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