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.BIL File Extension

File TypeESRI BIL File

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File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

What is a BIL file?

GIS file created in ESRI's BIL (binary interleaved) format, a raster image format used for representing surfaces and terrain elevations; can be georeferenced by another file to map the image data to the real world location.

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BIL files can save satellite images or constructed elevation and surface data.

NOTE: BIL files are often accompanied by a .HDR file which describes the layout and formatting of the raster data.

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Programs that open BIL files
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop
Blue Marble Geographics Global Mapper
Updated 1/12/2015

.BIL Extension Information

This page contains information about the file extension BIL and its known file associations. Our goal is to help you understand what a *.bil file is and how to open it.

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