The File Extensions Database

.DT0 File Extension

  • Developer by: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Category: GIS Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .DT0 file?

.DT0 is DTED Level 0 File

Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) Level 0 file used by GIS programs to study terrain elevation data; contains a matrix of elevation points that are uniformly spaced; used by scientific, technical, and other communities to study the slope, elevation, and surface roughness of global terrains.

DTED Level 1 .DT1 and Level 2 .DT2 files also contain terrain data at increasing resolution. Level 0 files have the lowest resolution data with grid points spaced at 30 arc seconds, or roughly one kilometer.

The DTED Level 0 data set was contributed by a coalition of countries, including Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The data set is freely available.

Programs that open DTED Level 0 File
Safe Software FME Desktop
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop
Pitney Bowes MapInfo
Blue Marble Geographics Global Mapper
TatukGIS Viewer

How to solve problems with DT0 files

  • Associate the DT0 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DT0 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DT0 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DT0 file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .DT0 is DTED Level 0 File. Because only the current version supports the latest DT0 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency manufacturer website after an available .DT0 is DTED Level 0 File update.
  • To make sure that your DT0 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.