The File Extensions Database

.ERS File Extension

  • Developer by: ERDAS
  • Category: GIS Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .ERS file?

.ERS is ER Mapper Data File

GIS file created by ER Mapper, an image processing application used for analyzing geospatial images; contains plain ASCII text describing the raster data in a separate file that has the same filename prefix but no extension (e.g., DataSet.ers and DataSet); used for storing raw and processed datasets.

Programs that open ER Mapper Data File
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop
PCI Geomatics Geomatica

How to solve problems with ERS files

  • Associate the ERS file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ERS file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ERS files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ERS 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 .ERS is ER Mapper Data File. Because only the current version supports the latest ERS file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the ERDAS manufacturer website after an available .ERS is ER Mapper Data File update.
  • To make sure that your ERS file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.