.SLD File Extension

AutoCAD Slide File

Developer Autodesk
4.0  |  5 Votes

What is an SLD file?

Slide file created by the "mslide" program, which is included as part of the AutoCAD software installation; contains an image capture that is taken using the current view of the drawing; used for presentation materials during design reviews.

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Multiple SLD files may be compiled into a slide library (.SLB file) using the program "slidelib," which is bundled with AutoCAD installations. Slides and slide libraries may also be viewed with the "vslide" utility.

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Styled Layer Descriptor File

Developer Open Geospatial Consortium
3.0  |  8 Votes

GIS file created in the Styled Layer Descriptor format, an XML format used for specifying the display of map layers; can describe both raster and vector data and may include colors, labels, fonts, legend specifications, and other information.

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SLD files are used by a protocol called the Web Map Service (WMS). This service is used for generating map images over a network using a GIS database. When a database is queried, an SLD file is used for specifying how the map is presented to the end user.

NOTE: You can export map layers from ESRI ArcMap by selecting map layers and then choosing Export → Export Layer Style to SLD....

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