Software : Golden Software : Surfer

Golden Software Surfer

(as of 4/11/2016)

Software Overview

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

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.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.SRF – Surfer Project File

Other file extensions used by Golden Software Surfer 13

Supported File Types
.ACCDBAccess 2007 Database File
.ADFESRI ArcInfo Binary Grid Format
.ASCAutodesk ASCII Export File
.BLNGolden Software Blanking File
.BMPBitmap Image File
.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 File
.LASLIDAR Data Exchange File
.MDBMicrosoft Access Database
.MIFMapInfo Interchange Format File
.TABMapInfo TAB File
.TXTPlain Text File
Additional Related File Formats
.GSR2Golden Software Reference File

Updated: April 11, 2016