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.SLD File Extension

File Type 1Styled Layer Descriptor File

DeveloperOpen Geospatial Consortium
3.0 (7 Votes)
CategoryGIS Files

What is an SLD file?

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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Programs that open SLD files

Updated 10/24/2012

File Type 2AutoCAD Slide File

4.0 (5 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files

.SLD File Association 2

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.

Programs that open SLD files

Updated 4/14/2010

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