A dt2 file extension is related to the DTED Digital Terrain Elevation Data level 2 file format.

There is one other file type using
the DT2 file extension!

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DT2 file extension - DTED Digital Terrain Elevation Data level 2

What is dt2 file? How to open dt2 files?

File type specification:

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

The dt2 file extension is used for special Digital Terrain Elevation Data format. In support of military applications, the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA) has developed standard digital datasets (Digital Terrain Elevation Data) which is a uniform matrix of terrain elevation values which provides basic quantitative data for systems and applications that require terrain elevation, slope, and/or surface roughness information.

DTED2 is the basic high resolution elevation data source for all military activities and systems that require landform, slope, elevation, and/or terrain roughness in a digital format.

DTED2 is a uniform gridded matrix of terrain elevation values with post spacing of one arc second (approximately 30 meters). Due to extremely sparse area coverage there is no catalog listing for DTED2.

The information content is equivalent to the contour information represented on a 1: 50,000 scale map.

The default software associated to dt2 file type:

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 DT2 files:

DT2 format is supported by several GIS programs, including ArcGIS.

How to convert file with extension DT2:

As far as we know, this .dt2 file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Related links:

Digital Terrain Elevation Data full overview.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .dt2 file extension

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that can be done with the file
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dt2 file viewer - programs that view dt2 file - DTED Digital Terrain Elevation Data level 2

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Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with dt2 file by default:
ArcGIS small icon ArcGIS
Other suggested software:
Global Mapper

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