.SLD File Extension
File Type 1AutoCAD Slide File
|Category||Raster Image Files|
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
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.
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.
File Type 2Styled Layer Descriptor File
|Developer||Open Geospatial Consortium|
.SLD File Association 2
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.
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.