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BIL file format description

Many people share .bil files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bil file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bil files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bil - ArcInfo Band Interleaved by Line Image

BIL file is an ArcInfo Band Interleaved by Line Image. ArcInfo is a complete and extensible geographic information system.

.bil file format description:
BIL format description not yet available
ESRI ArcGIS Desktop
Graphic files
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ArcInfo Band Interleaved by Line Image related links:
ArcInfo Band Interleaved by Line Image related extensions:
ESRI ArcGIS Ascii Grid
ArcView Ungenerate File
Geography Markup Language Document
SRTM Elevation Data
ArcView CAD Reader DWG Index
ArcVIEW Geocode Coverage Index

Naturally, other applications may also use the .bil file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bil files. Be especially cautious with .bil files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bil file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .bil file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bi, nil, ibl, gil, bul, bli, bkl, bio, bik, il, hil, fil, bll, bl, bip

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

OpenEdge ABL Before Image
sIBL System Data
I4 Bullseye Data
TSG Spectral Data
Bink Video
Cadence SKILL File

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