There are 10 other file types using
the ADF file extension!

empty icon.adf - Amiga disk format

empty icon.adf - I-DEAS associated data

empty icon.adf - A.R.S.E.N.A.L game data

empty icon.adf - Actual Drawing data

empty icon.adf - Antenna data

empty icon.adf - MicroSim PCBoard photoplot aperture definition data

empty icon.adf - ReliaSoft ALTA data

empty icon.adf - ASTRA chromatography data

empty icon.adf - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City radio station

empty icon.adf - Act! data

ADF file extension - ArcView ARC/INFO coverage data

What is adf file? How to open adf files?

File type specification:

GIS, GPS navigation and map file type icon GIS, GPS navigation and map file type

File extension adf is associated with ArcGIS (formerly ArcView) geographic information system application used to planing and analyzing. ArcGIS coverage contains georelational data model that stores vector, spatial and attribute data for geographic features.

Complete ArcGIS coverage is created by ADF coverage data files that are stored in one directory. Every ADF file contains information about a particular feature class.

In geographic information systems, a coverage is a mapping of one aspect of data in space. It represents a domain (the universe of extent) in terms of characteristics expressing a range of values.

For example: a satellite image derived from remote sensing might record varying degrees of light pollution. Aerial photography, land cover data, and digital elevation models are all considered coverage data.

Updated: November 28, 2023

The default software associated to open adf file:

ArcGIS icon

Esri logoArcGIS  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

ArcGIS is a group of GIS (Geographic Information System) applications developed by ESRI. rcGIS for Desktop is available in three license level Basic, Standard, and Advanced (formerly ArcView, ArcEditor and ArcInfo).

Help how to open:

Use ArcGIS to open ArcView (ArcGIS) coverage.

How to convert:

ADF GIS data may be exported to other GIS format, or even some bitmaps using ArcGIS/ArcView.

Find conversions from adf file:

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List of software applications associated to the .adf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open adf file, edit adf file, convert adf file, view adf file, play adf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting adf files.

Software that open adf file - ArcView ARC/INFO coverage data

Programs supporting the exension adf on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about ArcGIS for open adf file action.

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