Grid Translator Pro for Planet

Try it Grid Translator Pro 3.5 for Planet : See what's new in this release.

What Grid Translator Pro Does?

Grid Translator Pro (GTP) for Planet is an InfoVista Planet add-on enabling Planet users to handle a wide range of raster and imaging formats within Planet.

GTP core functionality is raster data translation. GTP does:

    • Import more than90 raster formats to Planet grid format.
    • Export Planet grids to standard raster formats.

Trial / Purchase

 Download GTP for Planet . A 10 days fully functioning trial is available for free. The permanent version can be directly purchased through the same web page.

Why Do I Need GTP?

GTP for Planet opens all the functionalities of Planet to more than 90 raster formats including the formats of the major GIS and Imaging industry products: ArcGIS (ArcInfo), PCI, Erdas, Idrisi and Surfer.

GTP for Planet is built with Planet users in mind to allow them leverage their investment in Planet product and take advantage of the increasingly available and free data over the Internet. Examples of such data are: SRTM data (world wide), GTOPO30 (world wide) and SDTS (USA).

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Whether you have a raster dataset produced by ArcInfo, Idrisi, PCI, Erdas, Geosoft or ENVI, a satellite image (SPOT, Radar, NOAA, NITF), a nautical chart (BSB), a bitmap image (GIF, Bitmap, Jpeg, PixMap), or a DEM (SRTM, SDTS, USGS DEM, GTOPO30, DTED); GTP for Planet will bring these data to Planet native format with few clicks.

In addition of importing raster datasets, GTP for Planet can export Planet grids into 5 different standard GIS formats enabling Planet grids to be used by external applications.

Supported Formats:

Using an original design GTP for Planet import and/or export Planet grids using an automated and generic process. The conversion process is batch oriented allowing users to create and/or export Planet grids from/to a wide range of data formats using a single and unified user interface.

List of raster formats that can be imported into InfoVista Planet
Format Extension
ACE2 DEM *.ACE2
ADRG/ARC Digitized Raster Graphic *.gen
Aircom Asset format (Height and Clutter)  
Aircom Enterprise ASSET Coverage *.dat
Aircom Enterprise ASSET Simulation *.3ga
ArcInfo Export E00 Grid *.e00
ASCII XYZ Format *.xyz
Atlantis MFF Raster  
Azavea Raster Grid format  
Binary Terrain *.bt
SRTM files *.hgt
Bitmap Format *.bmp
CEOS SAR Image *.img
CEOS Spot Image *.cap
CTable2 datum grid shift  
Daylon Leveller Heightfield  
ELAS *.elas
Envi Labelled Raster *.img
Envisat Image *.nl
EOSAT Fast Format  
Erdas Compressed Wavelets *.ecw
Erdas Imagine *.img
Erdas .lan and .gis raster files *.lan, *.gis
ERMapper .ers *.ers
ESRI ArcGIS Binary Grid *.adf
ESRI ASCII Grid *.txt
ESRI BIL and GTOPO30 *.bil
FIT Image  
Fuji BAS Scanner Image  
GeoSoft Grid eXchange *.gxf
Geospatial PDF *.pdf
Geotiff *.tif, *.tiff
GIF *.gif
GMT Compatible netCDF  
GRASS ASCII Grid *.txt
GSC Geogrid format  
HF2: heightfield format  
Hierarchical Data Format Release 4 *.hdf
Hierarchical Data Format Release 5 *.hdf
Idrisi Grid *.img, *.rst
ILWIS raster maps *.mpr,*.mpl
Intergraph Raster  
IRIS format  
JPEG 2000  
JPEG *.jpg
LandCover (.lcv) format  
MapInfo Grid *.mig
MapTech BSB Nautical Charts *.kap
Military DTED *.dt0,*.dt1
MrSID *.sid
NADCON .los Datum Grid Shift  
NADCON .las Datum Grid Shift  
NASA Planetary Data System *.pds
National Imagery Transmission Format *.nitf
Network Common Data Format *.nc
NOAA NGS Geoid Height Grids  
NOAA Polar Orbiter Level 1b DataSet  
Ozi Explorer File Format  
PCIDISK format *.pix
PCI Raw *.raw
PCRaster raster file format *.map
Planet format (Height and Clutter)  
Portable PixMap Format *.ppm, *.pgm
Raster Matrix Format *.rsw, *.mtw
SAGA GIS Binary Grid File Format  
SGI Image Format *.sgi
Snow Data Assimilation System  
SRTM data *.hgt
Surfer Grid *.grd
Surfer 7 Binary Grid *.grd
Swedish Grid Maps *.rik
Terragen *.grd
USGS ASCII DEM *.dem
USGS Astrogeology ISIS cube (Version 2) *.cub
USGS Astrogeology ISIS cube (Version 3) *.cub
USGS DOQ old format *.doq
USGS DOQ new format *.nws
USGS LULC Composite Theme Grid  
USGS SDTS DEM *.ddf
X11 PixMap Format *.xpm
ZMap Plus Grid  
List of raster formats that Planet grids can be exported to
Format Extension
Geotiff *.tif
GeoPdf *.pdf
Erdas Imagine *.img
PCI Disk *.pix
MSI Planet format  
Examples of Planet grids created using GTP for Planet.

What's new in GTP 3.5 for Planet ?

• GTP 3.5 is now available as a native 64 Bits Application. We still offer our 32 Bits application as well. You have the choice to take advantage of large memory available to 64 Bits applications or continue using our 32 Bits application as well.

• GTP 3.5 (64 Bits) can still be run as tool within Planet (32 Bits).

• Added support to export Planet grids (.grd and .grc) to GeoPdf format. This enable easier publishing and sharing of Planet grids outside Planet A GeoPdf is simply a pdf file plus extra geoinformation. GeoPdf files can be opened in most Windows OS by simply double clicking on them.

• New functionality is added to support creating 'crash' files called Minidump in case 'Grid Translator Pro' encountered an issue and stopped responding or crashed.

• Added support for 5 new formats that can be imported into Planet:

- Azavea Raster Grid format

- CTable2 datum grid shift

- LandCover (.lcv) format

- OziExplorer Map files

- IRIS format: products generated by IRIS weather radar software

• Enhanced current support of multiple formats:

- Added support for ECW SDK 5 and enhanced performance on large datasets.

- Added support for huge files (>2GB) for GEOS2 datasets.

- Refreshed Internal libtiff and libgeotiff libraries that support Tiff files handling.

- Multiple enhancements to many of the currently supported formats.

• Fixed an issue that was causing some .zip, .gzip and .tar file to not be handled properly.