Working with .E00 files

Data in .E00 is an ARC/INFO interchange file format developed to enable users to move data into and out of ARC/INFO. Following are instructions for adding this data into ESRI's GIS software:

Adding .E00 data in ArcView using Import71

Import71 is a stand-alone program that converts an ARC/INFO interchange file to a format that can be added to a view in ArcView. Import71 comes with the ArcView software.

  1. Go to the folder where your ArcView shortcuts are installed. (Start --> Programs --> ArcView--> Import71)
  2. An Import71 dialog box will open. For the Export Filename use the Browse button and navigate to the directory where the file is located. (e.g. C:\temp\gcsd010b02a_e.e00) Select the file and click open.
  3. Now you need to indicate where you want to import the coverage to. Click the Browse button next to the Output Data Source box and navigate to the directory you want the coverage located. (Or copy the path in the Export Filename minus the .e00 extension - e.g. C:\temp\gcsd010b02a_e to save the output data in the same directory as the .e00 file.)
  4. Click the OK button to start the import process. Depending on the size of the file the process could take a few seconds or a few minutes. A pop-up message will indicate that the import was successful.
  5. Open ArcView and click the Add Theme button to add the data to a view.

Adding .E00 data using ArcGis 9

  1. To add data in .E00 format into ArcMAP use a tool from the toolbox.
    Go to the folder where your ArcGIS shortcuts are installed (Start --> Programs --> ArcGIS --> ArcMAP.
  2. On the Tool Bar menu expand the following folders: Coverage Tools, Coversion, To Coverage
  3. Double click on the Hammer symbol beside Import from Interchange File.
    When the Import from Interchange Format box opens click on the Show Help for instructions.
  4. For the Input Interchange File click on the Browse button to navigate to the location of the .E00 file and click open. (C:\temp\gcsd010b02a_e.e00) By default the Output Dataset will be saved in the same directory as the Input Interchange File. (C:\temp\gcsd010b02a_e) (If you wish to save it in a different directory use the Browse button and navigate to the desired directory and give the Output dataset a name minus the .E00 extension. (e.g. C:\census\nfld_ct)
  5. Click the OK button to start the import process. A pop-up box will appear indicating that the processing is complete. Click Close.
  6. In ArcMap click the Add Data button to add the data.

For more information email libgis@uoguelph.ca