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format file nitf

What is a nitf file and how do I open a nitf file?

The NITF file extension is known as the National Imagery Transmission Format File which was developed by U.S. Department of Defense. The NITF format is an imaging data format which contains a combination of text, graphics, and metadata in a single file. It is used by the U.S. government and military for transmitting documents. It is also used for satellite and aerial photos. It is used together with the NATO Secondary Imagery Format (NSIF) for storing and transmitting government data. It has adopted the ISO/IEC 15444-1 standard for imagery compression, JPEG 2000. It uses the FME formatting method that handles color, grayscale images and numerical data. Files in NITF format can be opened with XnView and Geospatial Data Abstraction Library in Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Linux platforms. There are three versions of NITF : NITF 1.0, NITF 2.0 and NITF 2.1. The version one included image only format, while second version was a more improved format.

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Detail nitf file extension information:
File Type: nitf
File Format: National Imagery Transmission Format File
Primary Association: Data Files