Take the 2-minute tour ×
Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals. It's 100% free, no registration required.

This is probably old news to some, but I just learned that MrSID (.sid) files have different 'generations' of file formats - so there are MrSID Generation 2, Generation 3, and Generation 4 files. Does anyone know what generation of .sid is supported in ArcGIS 9.3?

Thanks!

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

up vote 5 down vote accepted

Generation 3 is supported: Data Formats Support in ArcGIS 9.3

Generation 4 support is targeted for 10.1 according to ESRI forums.

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks! I was on the same page earlier...strange that the same information isn't on the 'Supported raster dataset file formats' or 'About MrSID rasters' pages. –  Timothy Michael Aug 8 '11 at 15:18
    
Yeah I noticed that too, a bit misleading unless you look at both pages :( –  Sasa Ivetic Aug 8 '11 at 15:59

with your title and a bit of google i've got this link:

http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgiSDEsktop/9.3/index.cfm?TopicName=Data_formats_supported_in_ArcGIS

generation 3 is ok.

Generation 4 seems ok only with arcgis 10 (http://www.lizardtech.com/downloads/plugins.php)

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks...see my comment to the previous answer, I was close to finding it on my own, but there was different information on different pages. –  Timothy Michael Aug 8 '11 at 15:20
    
Np, was a bit too long to check my facts and click send ^^ –  Cédric Despierre Corporon Aug 8 '11 at 15:33

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.