E00 is the informal name for an ESRI export format known as ArcInfo Interchange File Format or ESRI ArcInfo Export File Format. The format uses a basic ASCII representation and was designed to be robust for transfer rather than efficient for direct processing. E00 was designed to enable transfer of a coverage, grid, or TIN (triangulated irregular network) and the information in the associated INFO directory to another system. Perhaps because the intent was to support the transfer of data from one ESRI product to another, ESRI did not provide a specification.
As of November 2012, the ArcInfo data model for which the E00 file format supports data interchange has been superseded by the ESRI Arc Geodatabase GeoDB data model that provides easier interoperability among ArcGIS file formats.
- AVCE00 library and tools Convert coverages from binary to E00 format and vice versa.
- Arc/Info Export (E00) Format Analysis Reverse engineering.