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File Type 1PCI Geomatics Database File

DeveloperPCI Geomatics
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CategoryGIS Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

PCIDSK file (PCI Geomatics Database File) created by Geomatica, a geomatics program used for processing and analyzing geographic images; contains spatial information split across multiple image channels; often used for storing small to very large geospatial data sets, such as satellite images.

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The PCIDSK file format was created by PCI Geomatics in 1988. It was designed as a replacement for the UNIDSK format, which was dependent on 16-bit architectures and was unable to scale to 32-bit and 64-bit systems. The PCIDSK format includes more flexibility for storing new data requirements.

Geomatica can be used for remote sensing, geospatial analysis, digital photogrammetry, map production, mosaicking, and automated product system functions. Geomatica is available in Core and Prime editions.

Program(s) that open .PIX files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
PCI Geomatics Geomatica
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop
Safe Software FME Desktop
GDAL
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GDAL
Linux LogoLinux
GDAL
Updated 1/4/2011

File Type 2BRL-CAD Raw Image File

DeveloperBRL-CAD
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CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

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

Definition

Raw image format used by BRL-CAD, a cross-platform open source solid modeling system; saves image data in a 24-bit uncompressed format; uses RGB color mode and does not contain dimension information.

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NOTE: PIX files can be converted to standard .PNG files using BRL-CAD's pix-png command.

Program(s) that open .PIX files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
BRL-CAD
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BRL-CAD
Linux LogoLinux
BRL-CAD
Updated 9/5/2008

File Type 3Alias PIX Image

DeveloperAlias Systems
Popularity
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CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Bitmap image created in the proprietary Alias PIX format; contains a header followed by pixels that are run-length encoded in packets; originally used by Alias 3D software, such as PowerAnimater, but is not commonly used anymore.

Program(s) that open .PIX files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
ACD Systems Canvas 15
ACD Systems ACDSee 18
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
GIMP
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
GIMP
Linux LogoLinux
GIMP
Updated 4/21/2010