.SXF File Extension

Secure eXchange Format File

Developer Topographic Service of the Russian Armed Forces
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What is an SXF file?

An SXF file is a GIS data file saved in the Secure eXchange Format. It contains data about one or more objects mapped using a GIS application. SXF files are always read-only.

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In 1992, the Topographic Service of the Russian Armed Forces developed the SXF file format. This format became one of the primary formats that Russian agencies use to exchange geographic data, such as topographic and navigational maps, with each other.

Each SXF file contains one or more position-based objects organized into layers. Objects may include points, lines, polygons, signatures, and graphics. When opened in a GIS or mapping application, the objects an SXF file describes are overlaid on an associated map.

NOTE: SXF files are sometimes paired with RSC files that use the same filename. An RSC file defines its corresponding SXF file's object name and formatting information.

How to open an SXF file

You can open an SXF file in several GIS applications, including Panorama Group GIS Panorama (Windows, Linux), Safe Software FME Desktop (Windows), and PCI Geomatics CATALYST Professional (Windows).

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