Golden Software Surfer

Version13(as of 4/11/2016)
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Rating:2.5  |  6 Votes

Main Features

  • Supports a variety of data and grid formats
  • Transforms your data in to professional maps
  • Provides a large amount of grinding methods
  • Gives extensive control over grinding parameters

Software Overview

Golden Software Surfer is a contouring, grinding, and 3D surface mapping application. It is primarily used to model terrain and bathymetric charts, visualize landscapes, analyze surfaces, and map 3D surfaces.

Surfer supports a large amount of data and grid formats including GSI, SRF, HDF, CSV, DXF, ECW, ASC, ERS, and TAB. Its interpolation engine takes your XYZ data and transforms it into professional looking maps. You can visualize your grids as a variety of maps such as 3D surface, contour, watershed, vector, 3D wireframe, view shed, shaded relief, and image. The application provides more gridding methods and control over gridding parameters than any other software package in its field.

Surfer is utilized in the scientific field of study by geologists, hydrologists, archaeologists, biologists, oceanographers, climatologists, medical researchers, and geophysicists. It supports a large number of data and grid formats and gives you full control over the appearance of your data maps. If you work in the scientific field and need a map visualizing tool for your XYZ data, Golden Software Surfer is a reasonably priced piece of software that will get the job done.

Primary File Type

srf icon.SRFSurfer Project File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.SRFSurfer Project File
.ACCDBAccess 2007 Database
.ADFESRI ArcInfo Binary Grid Format
.ASCAutodesk ASCII Export File
.BLNGolden Software Blanking File
.BMPBitmap Image
.CSVComma-Separated Values File
.DATData File
.DBFDatabase File
.DXFDrawing Exchange Format File
.ERSER Mapper Data File
.GRDSurfer Grid File
.GSBGolden Software Boundary File
.GSIGolden Software Interchange File
.GSRGolden Software Reference File
.HDFHierarchical Data Format (Version 4)
.LASLIDAR Data Exchange File
.MDBMicrosoft Access Database
.MIFMapInfo Interchange Format File
.TABMapInfo TAB File
.TXTPlain Text File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.GSR2Golden Software Reference File
Updated 4/11/2016