Spatial files

  • ESRI Shape file – (SHP)
  • Google Earth file – (KML, KMZ)
  • OpenStreetMap file – (OSM, PBF) (1)
  • LiDAR file – (LAS, LAZ) (1)
  • GPS exchange format file – (GPX) (1)
  • ASCII text file – (ASC, CSV, NEZ, TXT, XYZ, UPT)
  • SQLite file – (SQLITE, DB)
  • GeoPackage file – (GPKG) (1)
  • GML file – (GML, GZ, XML)
  • Raster image file – (TIF, PNG, JPG, JPEG, TIFF) (1)
  • Autodesk SDF file – (SDF) (3)
  • MicroStation v.7 file – (DGN) (2)
  • AutoCAD DXF file – (DXF) (2)
  • ESRI ArcInfo export file (ASCII) – (E00) (1) (2)
  • MapInfo file – (TAB) (2)
  • MapInfo interchange format file – (MIF/MID) (2)
  • GeoJSON file – (GEO.JSON) (1) (2)

Spatial raster files

  • Raster image file – (TIF, PNG, JPG, JPEG, TIFF) (1)
  • Georeference sources – (GeoTIFF, World files, Google Earth .GEPRINT, etc.)

Spatial data servers

  • PostGIS database
  • Microsoft SQL Server Spatial database
  • MySQL database (1) (3)

Image map servers

  • WMS Web Map Services (4)
  • WMTS Web Map Tile Services (4)
  • XYZ/TMS Tile Map Services (4)

Other spatial data sources

  • Open Database Connectivity ODBC (1)
  • WFS data store (1)
  • WFS data store (FDO) (1) (3) (5)
  • WFS data store (OGR) (1) (2) (5)

(1) Read-only
(2) OGR data source
(3) FDO provider (May not be available on GstarCAD 32-bit)
(4) Background Maps technology
(5) DEPRECATED – Whenever possible use the native WFS data provider

Note: certain data Providers are only valid for some Editions of the application