Integrate Esri ASCII Grid Using FME

Use FME to convert data between the Esri ASCII grid raster format and over 345 others in an automated, repetitive way.

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Solve Esri ASCII Grid Interoperability Problems with FME

Construct reusable processes with FME that restructure and reformat Esri ASCII Grid data into any of hundreds of other formats including:

  • ArcGIS SHP and Geodatabase
  • GeoTIFF
  • AutoCAD DWG
  • and more

You can also create workflows in FME that transform data derived from almost any application into the Esri ASCII Grid format for use however you need.

About Esri ASCII Grid

Esri ASCII Grid is a non-proprietary raster GIS file format used primarily for export and exchange purposes.

Common Conversions

FME lets you integrate many applications and file formats. Here are some of the ways our users convert Esri ASCII Grid.

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The table below outlines how Esri ASCII Grid is supported by our different FME products, and on which platform(s) the reader and/or writer runs.

Product OS
FME Desktop FME Server FME Cloud Windows 32-bit Windows 64-bit Linux Mac
Reader Professional Edition & Up
Writer Professional Edition & Up

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