Raster to Vector Conversion

Producer Field Guide

Producer Field Guide

A raster layer can be converted to a vector layer and used as another layer in a vector database. The figure below illustrates a thematic file in raster format (left image) that has been converted to vector format (right image).

Raster Format Converted to Vector Format


Most commonly, thematic raster data rather than continuous data are converted to vector format, since converting continuous layers may create more vector features than are practical or even manageable.