National Imagery Transmission Format

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File Format
Name National Imagery Transmission Format
Ontology
Extension(s) .ntf
MIME Type(s) application/vnd.nitf
PRONOM fmt/364, fmt/365, fmt/366

National Imagery Transmission Format (NITFS, or NITF) is a family of standards developed by the U.S. Department of Defense. It's a little difficult to figure out the scope of the standards, unless you are fluent in governmentese. In practice, it seems to be mainly used as a raster graphics file format, apparently for satellite imagery and the like.

This format is not related to News Industry Text Format. It is also apparently a different thing from the National Transfer Format (NTF), though this is also used in the geospatial area.

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Files begin with ASCII characters "NITF".

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