Licensing options for this format begin with FME Desktop Professional Edition.
The Esri ArcGIS® Binary Grid (AIG) Reader enables FME to read data in the ArcGrid format. This is the internally used binary format for Esri’s ArcGIS product.
The first element of the raster corresponds to the lower left-hand corner of the raster. For each raster, there is only a single feature returned, since this feature will contain the entire raster.
FME considers a folder containing an ArcGIS Binary Grid data to be a dataset. The source dataset folder may contain several *.adf files that together contain information to form one FME raster containing elevation data. Each elevation sample in the dataset is a point in a single FME raster feature.
FME Raster Features
FME raster features represent raster data and use several concepts that are unlike those used in the handling of vector data. The topics below describe how FME processes raster data.
ArcGIS Binary Grid only supports rasters with a single numeric band.